Top 10 weekly deals -- what are your favorites?
Send in your favorites weekly deals -- I'll combine them with my favorites, and I'll post the 10 best at the end of the day. It would be great to end up with a good mix of burger nights, steak specials, and half-price entrees, across a not-so-narrow price range. Wine specials don't really fit -- we can do those another time.
It's more fun when we work on it together, right?
Well, it's like this. These are the Top 10 lists I had been preparing yesterday. I abandoned them one by one. You'll see why.
-- The Top 10 places to observe the Day of the Dead in Baltimore. It became obvious that Miguel's Cantina y Cucina pretty much owns the category, so I posted separately about it. I tried to make it work as a best-of-area-Mexican menus list. But the "Day of the Dead" really has nothing to do with going out to eat in restaurants, which I more or less knew going in. I still hung in there, and started reading more and more articles about the Day of the Dead and got completely sidetracked. In one version the list included the salami and eggs at Attman's, which is isn't even a regular menu item (although you can special-order it), just because my dad liked salami and eggs.
-- The Top 10 fun food-related quotes or facts associated with people born on November 2nd. I actually made some headway here. I had Marie Antoinette (obvious), Warren G. Harding (food poisoning), James Thurber ("The most dangerous food is wedding cake") and David Schwimmer ("It tastes like FEET") -- but then, I was spending too much time on things like disambiguating the Marie Antoinette quote and researching Harding's death. But I couldn't find any good quotes from Sidney Ponson or Stefanie Powers. And it would all of been cute, but who would have cared?
-- The Top 10 foods you can eat today to feel like a San Franciscan to celebrate the Giants winning the World Series. As though there were stone crabs and sourdough French toast on menus all over town.
Finally, I came up with the idea of regular weekly deals in restaurants and bars. I got a good start on it but ran out of steam. That's where you come in.
Still life with brioche, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, born NOVEMBER 2, 1699
Keep going! I'm going to figure out a way to make this a permanent fixture, either on this blog or somewhere nearby.