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October 6, 2010

Major Faidley Bummer

strawberrtMajor Faidley Bummer is not a Joseph Heller character. It's when I walk from the Sun Building to Lexington Market (it must be three miles!) to get some fried oysters at Faidley Seafood, just to kind of confirm how smart I was for including it on this week's Top 10 list, come to find out there aren't any fried oysters. At least not now. I was told they'll be here in November. (But they were shucking oysters at the raw bar?)

But my walk wasn't a total waste of time (and, really it's more like 5 miles), because I stopped by Berger's and picked up three fine cakes (one chocolate, one strawberry, one coconut) for Erik Maza's birthday.

I was told I'd be reimbursed by Mr. Abell personally and to wait outside his office until someone came out for me.

Go over to Midnight Sun and wish Erik a happy 37th birthday.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 4:23 PM | | Comments (3)


the cake, btw, was scrumptious. although, the miami hipster doofus is not actually 37. i am officially 59.

That Botox really works

Richard, for a chunk of heaven, buy a slab of Berger's Red Velvet or Devil's Food cake next time you visit LM. FYI, I walked to LM 2-3 times a week when I worked at the Sun many years ago (Pancho's--RIP-- made bitchin' burritos!), and it's not REALLY 3 miles. It FEELS that way cause it's mostly uphill. Good news is, you just roll downhill back to work.

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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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