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November 9, 2010

Weekly specials updated, a micro review, and a complaint

The list below now includes a week's worth of specials from Mother's Federal Hill Grille, a few from the Mt. Washington Tavern, and a Tuesday night steak special at Regi's American Bistro

I confirmed the City Cafe Monday night special myself. I took myself for a Lonely Guy dinner at the bar. The special "Steak House Mondays," lists five steaks cuts (including bison), along with fish, pork, and chicken entrees. For $16, you choose one, add a topping (butters, sauces, creams) and two sides. It's not the deal of the century, but the filet Mignon was delicious, and the bar is a nice place to sit and read a magazine.

Except, except, except -- oh, other people at the bar having lengthy, lengthy conversations on their mobile phones. As in, a whole conversation. It's the pits, and I left before I was really ready.

It's not good. I was looking for something to illustrate the idea of "a week" and ended up with this.



Alonso's/Loco Hombre  – Sunday Supper: Prime rib dinner with a baked potato and vegetable from 4 p.m. until close

Bartenders – Pound & a Pint: a pound of shrimp and a pint of beer for $12 

Cinghiale – Sunday Suppers: informal $29 three-course dinners. 5 to 8 p.m.

Jack's Bistro -- $12 entree specials seated at the bar; $15 entree specials at tables

Swallow at the Hollow – Burger night: details needed from establishment


Alonso's/Loco Hombre -- Monster Mondays: $5 off one-pound burger and $2.50 domestic bottles

Bartenders - $6 pizza night (excluded Greco pie and Big Bill pie)

City Cafe – Steak House Mondays: $16 entrees (choice of ten, including fish and chicken), with one topping and two sides

Claddagh Pub – Prime Rib night: 14-ounce Prime rib with side salad, mashers, and vegetable of the day 

Hamilton Tavern – Burger night – details needed from establishment

Kooper's Tavern – Fajita and "Ritas": $10 for a choice of chicken, shrimp and vegetable fajitas, with $5 Cuervoritas

Mick O’Shea’s – $8 Burger and Pint night: half-pound burger, fries, and 16-ounce draft

Mother's Federal Hill Grille -- Ribs Day: all day, $11.99 for a rack of ribs, cole slaw, and fries

Mt. Washington Tavern -- For $15.95, a 1 ¼ lb lobster steamed and served with sweet corn and butter

One-Eyed Mike's  -- Pasta Night: $9.99 "Build your own" pasta dish, with side salad, and half-price wines

Pazza Luna – Family pasta night: $15 per adult ($8 for children) for family style pasta dinner

Red Brick Station – Half-price burgers

Regi's American Bistro -- $12.99 New York strip dinner with mashed potatoes and seasonal market vegetables

Turp's – 30-cent wing night (minimum of 3)


Alonso's/Loco Hombre – BYOB (Bring your own Bib): Fresh Maine lobster served with a baked potato and corn on the cob for $17.99 

Claddagh Pub -- Surf & Turf: 3-oz filet Mignon and 6-ounce jumbo lump crab cake, served with mashers and vegetable of the day

Clementine – Taco Tuesdays: Only tacos are on the menu -- $10 for a taco platter, selection changes weekly. Drink specials, no reservations

Corks -- Half price steak and Cabernet night

Joe Squared – Pizza special: From 4 - 7:30  p.m., a free 10-inch cheese pizza for the purchase of two bottled beers

Koco's -- $6.99 wings

Kooper's Tavern – Burger Day – discounts on all burgers, with prices starting at $3.50  

Mother's Federal Hill Grille - Burger Day: from open to close, half-price burgers, or $6 for a specialty burger (or a plain burger with two toppings) and a Miller Lite.

Mt. Washington Tavern -- For $15.95, a 16-ounce Black Angus  T-bone steak, roasted potatoes and Caesar salad

No Way Jose Cafe – Fajita special -- details needed from establishment

Patrick's of Pratt Street – Burger night – details needed from establishment

Regi's American Bistro

Turp's – Half price pizza


Alonso's/Loco Hombre – Wine Wednesday: 3-course fixed-price dinner for $19.99 and half off all bottles of wine

Claddagh Pub –  $14.95 fish & chips

Corks -- $9 pasta dishes

Geckos -- $10 entree specials and half-price wine by the glass or bottle

Koco's -- $15.99 ribs

Mick O’Shea’s -- $8 Shepherd’s Pie night

Mother's Federal Hill Grille -- Fresh Fish Day: $9.99 for the fresh catch of the day

Mt. Washington Tavern -- For $15.95, 14-ounce. slow-roasted prime rib and tavern salad

No Way Jose Cafe – Fajita special -- details needed from establishment

Pappas – Crab cake special – details needed from restaurant

Red Brick Station – Steak Night: $19.99 for steak, baked potato, salad, and 19-ounce RBS beer. 

Swallow at the Hollow – Burger special – details needed from restaurant

Turp's – Half-price burgers


Claddagh Pub – Crab Cake Night: Two jumbo lump crab cakes, served with mashers and vegetable of the day for $18.95

Geckos -- $10 chicken or beef taco platters

Koco's – Crab cake platter for $19.95

Mother's Federal Hill Grille -- Steak Day: $10 for a New York strip of 6-ounce fillet

Red Brick Station – Fish & Chips Night: Fish & Chips and a 19-ounce beer for $13.99


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:45 PM | | Comments (11)


Does Cinghiale still to half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesdays? The whole list was available and several friends and I used to take the opportunity to splurge on what would normally just be out of the realm of the possible...several Barrolos for example.

Cinghiale does indeed have half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesday, but only in the Enoteca (bar). It's my favorite day of the week to go to Cinghiale.

Hello? Hello? Would somebody please let me out?

Bison ... at City Cafe!? Goodie! After our week in Yellowstone this summer I am eager to try bison as many ways as I can. Same with elk and venison.

I'd love to know who else puts bison on their menu on a regular basis.

I have found my way out to Gunpowder Bison, and I am still wondering whether to "corn" the brisket I have in my freezer or do a more traditional Texas barbecue.

I have found my way out to Gunpowder Bison, and I am still wondering whether to "corn" the brisket I have in my freezer or do a more traditional Texas barbecue.

Do both. Make bison pastrami.

Hal ... Brilliant!! I have made pastrami before, and still have a supply of juniper berries.

Cell phone usage allowed in the dining area is a dealbreaker for me.

@Poffit -- yes, but how many Baltimore places ban cell phones outright in their dining areas?

yes, but how many Baltimore places ban cell phones outright in their dining areas?

Rocco's Capriccio in Little Italy.

Bison and elk has popped up on a lot of local menus recently. They're both leaner than beef, and I think they both taste better as well. Try Bistro RX and Bluegrass, both of them have it on their menu right now.

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