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March 1, 2011

Chazz Palminteri joins Vitale family in new Baltimore restaurant

In this story, I couldn't fit all of the details I learned about the new Harbor East restaurant the folks from Aldo's are planning with Chazz Palminteri.

For instance: Palminteri is taller than you'd think he is -- I thought it was usually the other way around.

There's lots to tell about the pizza, the antipasto bar, the clam bar...

Come back tomorrow


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 7:12 PM | | Comments (8)


If Aldo's is involved, its going to be absurdely pricey. I don't care if Chazz himself is my waiter.

Seriously, you need therapy, FLIRV. Give it a rest. You are tedious.

If Aldo's is involved you know it will be of the highest quality.

I won't go.

I won't go.

Please explain.

Yes OMG, I've never had anything at Aldo's that wasn't of the highest quality. The best. You have to pay for that.

If you don't appreciate exceptional quality ingredients and adroit and creative execution then Aldo's is too expensive for you. If you have a dead or uneducated palate, ditto. Personally, I think Aldo's is a good value compared to other high end restaurants in the area. Plus, the people are so nice.Sit at the bar for a soft entry.

I can't recite details, but occasionally I hear things on Facebook about some insanely labor intensive project they are doing to create some new ingredient. I also see instances of Sergio going on many many trips to research ingredients. Who does that? The effort really pays off, but you really need to be a good eater to appreciate it.

Every dish that I have had was special in some or several ways. There is nothing ordinary at Aldo's.

Clodpates look elsewhere.

Having spent a lot of time in Rodgers Forge lately, I know that many people demand mediocrity. Reaching for excellence and a unique experience gives people chest pains. In the Land of Plastic Menus, I mean Towson, the menu that looks very familiar is King.

i am so annoyed that i am just now reading this...AFTER almost eating an entire sleeve of lemon chalet and feeling nauseated!

i am so annoyed that i am just now reading this...AFTER almost eating an entire sleeve of lemon chalet and feeling nauseated!

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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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