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March 25, 2011

Your weekend dining PLUS the sleeping pet of the week

carlitoLots to do this weekend. Who's going out to eat?

Everyone has an Aries friend or partner who is expecting TONS OF ATTENTION for his or her birthday. (Tip: Don't spend anything on Aries gifts or dinners -- just make a huge deal out of everything and keep him or her the center of attention.)

The Charm City Roller Girls are skating at the Du Burns Arena on Saturday. I'll go to my grave not understanding the league's basic team structure much less the basic rules of the sport. Who's going? And where in Canton do you plan to eat afterward?

Elton John performs at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday night. I'm thinking B&O Brasserie is going to be a mob scene. Who's got some other tips for dining around the arena?

Baltimore Greek Week winds down this weekend. Sunday's Maryland Greek Independence Day parade starts at 2 p.m. on Eastern Avenue at Haven Street.

Talbot County Restaurant Week concludes this weekend, too. 

Where will you celebrate winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

It might snow.

The sleeping pet of the week was submitted by Steve Miller, the executive chef of the County Cork Wine Pub in Eldersburg. Steve writes:

This is Carlito. He is a 100% Baltimore City Pit Bull that was rescued a little over a year and a half ago. We think he was a bait dog in a fighting ring. When he came to rescue he weighed around 40lbs, was covered in scars and open wounds, and was the sweetest dog around. He bounced around a little until I got him as a foster right before last year's blizzards. I adopted him not long after. He's now a healthy 65lbs, and everybody that has met him loves him.

He mostly sleeps, gets along with nearly every dog he meets, and eats stink bugs. He is ferocious only to a rawhide or a milk bone, and loves to curl up next to me and Ms. Joker in bed and snore.

Steve worked with Mid Atlantic Bully Buddies on Carlito's rescue.

Finally, let's see what Sam Sessa has to say about this weekend.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 6:00 AM | | Comments (16)


This D@L weekend aggregator is very useful. It's almost like I don't need to read the rest of the paper.

I suppose if I won the Mega Millions lottery, I'd want to treat everyone on the blog to a night out seeing the Charm City Roller Girls and dinner at The Prime Rib.

We dined at Waterstone prior to Hippodrome Weds was the perfect spot..also would be great before Arena/Meyerhoff/Lyric..convenient & reasonably priced fine food & wine

Heading to B&O Brasserie this evening to check out their new Spring menu! Hope you get those donuts you talked about late last week or early this week.

Ann and I returned to Nancy Longo's Pierpoint Thursday evening for the first time in quite a while. As usual, everything was perfect. We each had a cup of the Maryland Silver Queen Corn Chowder. Ann ordered the lamb chops and I selected the diver scallops. I told Ms. Longo that the food is just as good - if not better - than before.

CCRG has four local teams and an all-stars travel team that is drawn from those four. They're going to England in a couple of weeks! The rules are usually printed in the program, but if you stand next to somebody who knows their stuff you can pick it up pretty fast.

I will celebrate winning the lottery with conch on a Caribbean beach.

Enjoy the snow.

Ahah! Carlito has his 15 minutes of fame. True to form, he is snoring right next to me. Thanks Richard!

Ted in Parkville, isn't it a few months too early for Silver Queen corn?

Dahlink, it wouldn't really be Silver Queen corn anyway. None of the farmers grow Silver Queen any more.

My nieces were playing a lacrosse tournament in Lansdowne and we went to Snyder's of Hanover for lunch. Say what you will about a restaurant that still garnishes with a "candied" apple ring, BUT Snyder's never disappoints. From cream of crab soup, perfectly seasoned shrimp salad and crab cakes to a lightly dressed Caesar with freshly grilled chicken and sour beef & dumplings---every item was perfect (including the pickle served with the sandwich).

I ran the National Marathon in DC today, and this evening we had dinner at La Chaumiere (M St. just over the bridge into Georgetown). Highlights were shad roe with bacon and almonds, and a duck foie gras terrine.

well done and well earned!

Hal, well deserved. Ms. Joker and I have been trying to find a chance to go there for dinner. Any place that puts sweetbreads AND brains on the menu is a must-do on the bucket list for me!

Hal, I knew that most farmers now favored other varieties. I will take your word that no one grows Silver Queen anymore.

Congratulations on your run!

Whatever you've been doing to reduce the spam on this blog is much appreciated.

Glad to hear it. I think It's much better this way.

Boo, Michelle!!!! Happy and appreciative is UNACCEPTABLE!!! What do you call a happy troll? Leprechaun! Top of the muffin to you!


happiness is soooo over-rated!!

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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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