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January 14, 2011

It's a Dining@Large meet-up -- at Mr. Rain's Fun House

mrrainMr. Rain's Fun House is inviting us all to a Winter Menu Preview on Wednesday, January 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The impetus for this lovely invitation? This post on the Top 10 most wanted for 2011.

One of the most wanted was  Korean Fried Chicken, an already established food craze in Los Angeles and New York that hasn't yet hit Baltimore.

Mr. Rain's chef, Bill Buszinski, saw the post and commented:

How about instead of following a trend, (Korean Fried Chicken) we start a new one - Filipino Fried Chicken, Adobo chicken deep fried with a classic batter.

Pick a day for a happy hour and I would be happy to make a batch for the Dining@Large crowd.

Done, and done.

The January 19 event at Mr. Rain's Fun House, open since 2009 atop the American Visionary Art Museum, will include a bar menu highlighting the Filipino Fried Chicken, new libations from the winter cocktail list and complimentary tastes from the restaurant's winter dinner menu.

The happy hour menu will also include Tuna Poke with Avocado & Sturgeon Caviar, Lumpia (Filipino-style spring rolls), Choptank sweets, rumaki, poutine, mussels in sambal & sparkling wine and black-eyed pea cakes with chow chow relish.

Everyone is invited, and a few Baltimore Sunlebrities are sure to be there!

More details to come, but go ahead and RSVP if you're planning to attend. Call 443-524-7379 to do that or for more information.

Baltimore Sun photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:20 AM | | Comments (17)


I think I might could check this event out. Nice work.

You should put this up as an event on Facebook. You will get a better response.

This has been a courtesy of The Eventerâ„¢ ... Feel the Planning!!

boney day! I am gonna ask the Mr. Rain people about that

Wait, really?? Am I allowed to come?? Not just Richard, Dahlink, and OMG?

consider it a summons


Every poster on this board IS actually OMG.
He has a lot of time on his hands.

Unless we all show up and prove me otherwise.

(btw, i should be there.)

I'm depending on it

Since I have never been to one of these, maybe I'm not even me. Did I blow your mind?

Plus, if everyone is me, then you are me, but I'm not even me. Start infinite recursion.

OMG is Peters Sellers, apparently.

Peter, darn it. Peter Sellers FAIL.


This reminds me of when I used to take mushrooms all those many years ago.

Quick, I need some warm milk and a blanket.

If OMG is everyone, then he is also no one.

If OMG is also no one, then he does not exist. Therefore, no one exists. Therefore, etc., QED.

Wait, really?? Am I allowed to come?? Not just Richard, Dahlink, and OMG?

Larvatus prodeo

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.

OMG is the Eggman
OMG is the Eggman
OMG is the Walrus!

There is very little in life I am absolutely sure of, but I am quite positive that I am not OMG!

You would say that, Dahlink. Or should I say....OMG!!!!!

@Richard: I'll be there, neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow nor heat of day nor dark of night shall keep me away!

Price to attend?

free to attend, I believe. But no schnorring!

Richard, you may be able to work something out with The Twisted Harp at Belair and Silver Spring Roads in Perry Hall. Their Happy Hour is 3-6pm Mon-Fri. It features $2 off domestic bottles, $1 off other beers, half-priced appetizers, etc. in the bar. A good value.

Shall i call Lissa, Joyce, RoCK and the good Colonel ?

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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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