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December 6, 2010

Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown -- vote for Sanjaya

tylerAmong the thirty-two celebrities bracketed in this year's Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown are four with relevance to this blog.

In the first round, Bryan Voltaggio is competing with Marin Alsop, Timothy Dean has drawn Laura Lippman, Cindy Wolf takes on Nick Markakis, and Duff Goldman is challenging John Harbaugh

The culinary types are mostly running behind, but so far Wolf and Markakis are running neck-and-neck.

My favorite first round pairing: Anne Tyler and Michael Phelps. Do you think the Dining@Large community is strong enough to keep advancing Anne Tyler to an ultimate championship? 

Let's Try.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:31 AM | | Comments (3)


You want me to put in the obnoxious captcha each time?! I really do have more things to do with my life. Maybe next year.

Agreed about the individual votes and Captcha. Why can't it be set up like a pick and click NCAA bracket? I'd be willing to do one Captcha to submit all the votes, but this is absurd.

The Sun really goes out of it's way to annoy and emburden online users. It's almost like they want to go out of business. Consider the Mobbies process, which no one could complete without quitting their job. There were 23 categories and after voting in each you had to wait 3-15 minutes (depending upon connection speed) top vote for the next. The Trib corporate goons are slitting your throat.

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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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