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November 13, 2010

The joys of walking out of Dogtooth -- a seat at Tapas Teatro's bar

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I love the feeling of walking out of a movie early. It's exhilarating, a heady mixture of having been liberated from an obligation and of thinking myself the luckiest and smartest boy in the room for having done so. And all while still supporting independent and challenging foreign cinema!!

So, when Dogtooth had exhausted itself and me, after about an hour, I skipped out of there.

(Michael Sragow sums it ups so well for me. I'm glad Dogtooth is at the Charles, but last night, I really would have preferred to have seen a movie.)

But what  made it even nicer last night was being able to skip right next door to Tapas Teatro, where there was a space at the bar, just for me to sit and wait for the friends who I had left behind.

At Tapas, I ran into people I hadn't seen in years. I listened to a friend reminisce about his favorite restaurant ever;another friend walked over and fed me a sardine that she needed me to taste it was so good.

I'll post later about the lovely little appetizer I had at Tapas Teatro. I forgot to write it down and I'm sure I'll spell something wrong.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. -- ok, so that lovely little appetizer that made me so happy featured slices of  Catalan-style dried salami named Salchichon de Vic -- listen, toss black peppercorns in some cured beef, and I'm happy. It was served with some buttery toast and pickled Guindilla peppers. 

 

2001 photo by Michelle Gienow/special to the Baltimore Sun

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:37 AM | | Comments (4)
        

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I had the sardines at Tapas Theatro last night. They were delectable. Worth dealing with 5 bazillion little bones.

Best sardines I've had lately are the grilled sardines wrapped in grape leaves at the Black Olive.

The Tapas Teatro ones sound intriguing.

americans r so ridiculolus

Hal, these were grilled, too, although you could get them done some other way (my brain shuts down after "grilled"). Nice crispy skin, flaky but not dry flesh, lemon on the side. They said they fly them in from Portugal.

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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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