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October 17, 2010

and my weekend dining adventures

playland

Tomorrow, I'll reveal the  dining destination that compelled me to cross the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge. Any guesses?

I wasn't expecting to be in Ocean City this weekend, and I was only there about three hours total. Enough time to proust on some Thrasher's french fries, fresh out of the peanut oil. They do taste different here. Had some Dumser's soft-serve, too, with the hardshell. It dripped everywhere. It always did.

Still, I think I'd give up French fries and ice cream for a month if there was a good pinball machine within a mile of my home. There are still about a dozen of them at Marty's Playland.


 

dealOn the other hand, it's probably best to not have this thing withing 500 miles of me -- it's INSIDIOUS.

 

Baltimore Sun Staff/Jed Kirschbaum

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 5:48 PM | | Comments (10)
        

Comments

The Black Knight will destroy you!

MULTIBALL!!!

My first guess is Fager's Island. My second guess is the Dough Roller.

If you were after a hidden find, you could have gone to the Harborside in West Ocean City.

I'll take Grove Market for $100, Alex.

Oh, I just saw that you were in Cambridge, so I'm changing my answers to Mitchum's Steakhouse in Trappe or Jimmy and Sook's in Cambridge.

Maybe Mitchum's new market?
Bistro Poplar in Cambridge?

Suicide Bridge ??

not yet. keep guesses.

The Narrows? Holly's?

Where do you live? I have a friend who is a pinball aficionado and he might know where you can find a machine in your area.

thanks, minx. Let's say I live Downtown but will travel for pinball

I was gonna say Grove, The Shark in West OC, or Liquid Assets.

Do I win?

>If you were after a hidden find, you could have gone to the Harborside in West Ocean City. <

My wife and I just discovered, this real find, in early September. Outstanding Maryland crab soup and scrumptious soft crab sandwiches. We ate there three times in the five days we were in OC.

We also had really great hard crabs at Hoopers (just over the Rt. 50 bridge in W.OC) We passed it many times, but decided to stop, and it was well worth it. Nothing is as nice as sitting out on a deck, on a warm evening, overlooking the water, with the sounds of dozens of happy people cracking hard crabs.

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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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