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October 1, 2010

Where are you dining out this weekend?

turkeySo, where is everyone going out to eat this weekend? It feels like EATING weather, doesn't it? I'm in the mood for big soups and fried oysters. Who has reservations, who's staying in?

Who has been trying to get a Libra to commit to a birthday dinner destination for the past six weeks?

Does anyone have a good tip for folks headed up to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival? How about a re-fueling spot down near the Fells Point Fun Festival?

If you need a suggestion, post it here, and we'll try to help.

Me, I'm off with my friends to the Maryland Renaissance Festival (first time).We decided to wear pastel polo shirts.

Baltimore Sun Staff/Karen Jackson

<I>great responses, everybody. Bon Appetit!<I/>

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 9:47 AM | | Comments (21)


I don't know if I'm going to go out anywhere special this weekend. But I would like to know who makes the best calamari in the city? I have a taste for that and fried oysters doesn't sound half bad either. You read my mind!!!!!!

I do that -- Drifty

I went to Ren Fest for the first time last weekend. Man it's a trip.

When I was younger I dated a woman who played "Alice the Village Herbwoman" at the Seattle area Ren Fest. It didn't work out.

Our Saturday is suddenly free, so we'll probably check out one of our HoCo faves. Perhaps some sushi at Sushi Sono or Sushi King...although the calamari suggestion may drive the decision!

Oddly enough, some of the best calamari I've had in this city has been at Joe Squared!

With so many birthdays coming up, we have decided (!) to have a Libra birthday potluck this weekend (an event three years in the making). Everyone has to pick a dish to bring! There may also be fun party games, like choosing the best whiskey or deciding which movie to watch. The Virgos will referee.

i'll be in fells for the funfest tomorrow so i might just have to swing by Sticky Rice and see what it's all about. looks tasty.

i'll be in fells for the funfest tomorrow so i might just have to swing by Sticky Rice and see what it's all about. looks tasty.

Gathering a bounty of fall fruit and veggies under the JFX, then auditioning the umpteenth sweet potato pie recipe. Anybody have an unusual one he/she would be so kind to share?

Samos is the place to go for calamari.

Alewife, for the incredibly awesome looking Stone Brewing event there tonight.

calimari -- does it have to be fried? my favorite is from Bartender's, on Boston Street:

Calamari Dana $9
sautéed calamari with peppers, garlic, spicy tomato white wine sauce

You can request "less spicy" if you're not up for some heat.

I really like the calamari at Mezze in Fells Point. Great garlic aioli. If you go, get the lima beans. Seriously, they are a-may-zing.

Sushi tonight in Columbia and the Ren Fest on Sunday

Sam's Kid's calamari, while not "traditional," is delicious. Henninger's oysters are hard to beat! All convenient to the Fells Point Festival. We'll be checking things out at Prigel's Farm as part of the 1000 Friends of MD fundraiser tomorrow.

I have really been craving some Pot Roast or Beef Stew. Fall is the best time of year for it.

We'll be having dinner at Bluestone in Timonium - I will definitely have the flash Fried Calamari breaded with seasoned flour, sesame oil mist and Thai dipping sauce...........YUM!!

The grilled octopus at Zorba's in Greektown is out of this world. The Black Olive's grilled octo is just as good. Olive oil, lemon juice. What's not to love?

We ate at City Cafe, our usual pre symphony restaurant..both the food and later the music were satisfying

We ate at City Cafe, our usual pre symphony restaurant..both the food and later the music were satisfying

Chiaparelli's for lunch tomorrow.

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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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