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March 4, 2011

Your weekend dining PLUS

eggsWho's eating where this weekend?

It might be a good time to slip over to Frederick, where restaurants will be ramping up for the official start of Frederick Restaurant Week.

Anyone got tickets for Esperanza Spalding?

Who has a good tip for people headed up to Timonium for the Spring Home & Garden show? How about for people headed to the University of Baltimore for the John Waters double feature -- anyone got any good eggs.

l'll always need--want eggs, always and always and always.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 6:00 AM | | Comments (11)


I've got to make a plug. I'm not a shill... just a very loyal customer. Get on up to Waverly Market and hit the Blacksauce Kitchen booth on Saturday morning. The breakfast sandwiches these guys make are incredible and if you haven't tried one yet, you need to.

Here's the menu for tomorrow: braised beef shortribs... cheddar thyme biscuits with roasted mushroom gravy... and the fairly ridiculous B.L.T. biscuit sandwich. Saturday. 7am to noon.

I'm off to Hagerstown tonight to see Arlo Guthrie, where I hope to get anything I want at Alice's Restaurant.

As for real food, I hope to get all the schnitzel I want at the German restaurant with the long name I always forget and can never spell. If I have to wait until after the show, I imagine my late night dining options in Hagerstown (and by late night I mean 10pm) will be farily limited. I'll probably end up Denny's.

I am thinking Adela Tapas Saturday night for dinner and drinks - new place for me. Maybe I'll do brunch Sunday, too - not sure where though. Open for suggestions!

If you're going to be in Timonium for the Home and Garden show, I would recommend getting lunch at Bluestone ( omg I love that place!!!! If you are feeling a bit spendy, their seafood club (crabcake and shrimp salad) is delicious!

Ann and I finally dined at Demi last night (after a detour to Crush last week). We shared the crusted salmon, scallops, New York strip Carpaccio, and a ravioli dish. Al were great. Our only beef - we wish the small plates were a little larger.(Aside to Richard: The hostess was very affiable.

My husband and I went to Tapas Adela for Valentine's Day and it was very disappointing. We were seated at the communal table in the bar despite having made reservations weeks in advance. The white sangria was nothing like I remember it -- nothing I would ever order again. It seemed to be not fresh -- the fruit had a faint odor of garbage, which is never good! The food came out insanely quickly ... and unfortunately seemed microwaved. It was hot in places and cool in other places, and got cold VERY fast. It was greasy in a congealed, sitting-around kind of way. Orange grease, you know? Gross. The first time I went there early last year, it was great. Not so much anymore. I wouldn't waste my time there again.

First foray with Woodberry Kitchen's Saturday Brunch tomorrow.

But Summer, next Saturday will be all about the Waverly Market and Blacksauce Kitchen! Thanks for the tip.

@RoCK - you should have waited and gone to the Birchmere tomorrow, you can get good food (better than Denny's anyway)there to eat while you listen. Plus they usually have several local beers on tap.

Next Friday you should check out Arlo's daughter Sarah Lee at the Metro Gallery for only $10. My wife, daughter, and I will be there since my daughter is her number one superfan.

I went to lunch at Fogo de Chao Wednesday so I'm not hungry yet!

My husband had his first disappointing meal at Cinghiale this past week. It was Tuesday, so his table went for an expensive bottle of wine that was offered for half off that night. It came decanted, they were never shown the bottle, and it tasted thin and was very tannic.
Not what we have come to expect at all.

Demi last night it was wonderful. Sat at the chef table watched everything. Had Tuna Tartare, romaine, ravioli, scallops , shrimp, and the hanger steak, flourless chocolate cake, bread pudding,
such a good time

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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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