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February 6, 2011

Lunch review of the Artful Gourmet -- a new contest idea

artfulgourmetJohn Lindner reviews the Artful Gourmet in Owings Mills and has some fun exploring the connection, if any, between the restaurant's fancifully named menu items -- Dali Calamari, Kandinsky Quesadilla, Surreal Caesar -- and the food itself.

Rob Kasper had similar fun with the menu items at Hollywood Burger Bistro -- where a sandwich with fried green tomatoes is called The Kathy Bates and one served on an English muffin is hurts to type this...the Princess Di.

I feel a contest coming on. I'm thinking it'll be having to come up with both a new theme restaurant and the eponymous menu items. Maybe we could split it up into the sublime and the ghastly. Who has some ideas about to refine this one?

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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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