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September 13, 2010

Art To Dine For dress codes: get out!

SeinfeldRemember that "Seinfeld" episode that has George getting invited somewhere with a "smart-casual" dress code?

"What is that?" he asks Jerry.

"I don't know," Jerry answers, "but you don't have it."

Even the hapless Mr. Costanza must have something in his closet fitting for an Art To Dine For soiree.

The events that make up the Creative Alliance's annual party series, set in the "homes, lofts and studios of Baltimore’s most fascinating collectors, artists and performers," vary tremendously in setting and style.

Details for all 33 parties, taking place now through December, are available online, so I won't try to describe them all here. But here's a sampling of the dress codes specified for Art To Dine For events:

Country casual

Casual with deck shoes

Casual flour (for a pie-making event with Rodney Henry of Dangerously Delicious Pies)

Relaxed chic

Contemporary casual

T-shirt casual

Outdoorsy duds 

Artsy chic

Harmoniously relaxed

'60s hip 

NOLA finery (for a Cajun event)

Fashionista couture

Surprise us

Outrageous jewelry required

Far-East artsy

Kelly Ripa, the cast of "Seinfeld" and Regis Philbin, who didn't get the memo on the no-puffy-shirt dress code. PRNewsFoto


Posted by Laura Vozzella at 3:08 PM | | Comments (2)


Regis rocks that puffy shirt.

But I don't wanna be a pirate!

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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