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May 9, 2011

A Dining@Large contest

joyceOver on Midnight Sun, Erik Maza has the goods on a new project going into the old Canton Arts and Entertainment space.

The space will be divvied up, apparently, into an Irish pub and a BBQ restaurant;  the folks behind this project are involved with Delia Foley's over in South Baltimore.

Someone there must have a jones for James Joyce - the Irish pub is set to open on Bloomsday, June 16, will be named Finnegan's Lake.

The BBQ restaurant, though, doesn't have a name yet.

So, a contest:

Come up with a literary name for the complementary BBQ restaurant.

The winner will receive a copy of Weber's Time to Grill.

Deadline is Midnight Tuesday.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:21 PM | | Comments (44)
Categories: Contest


Some unique BBQ was ultimately served at the Whistle Stop Cafe in "Fried Green Tomatoes".

Smoke on the Water?

the jungle

Not sure Slaughterhouse Five would be an appealing place to dine, but there ya go.

Summar and Smoke.

Bay of Pigs BBQ

The PIT and the Pendulum.

The Tell Tale Hearth


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ham

A Porktrait of the Artist as a Young Ham

Molly's Bloomin' Barbecue

We'll BBQ Closed in Six Months

Hammy Sammy's

I would call it "Yes". Of course you have to know the significance of that word coming from Molly Bloom.

Scents and Searability.

Pylon the Meat

to grill a mockingbird

As a complete tangent - really?

This city is in need of another Irish pub? Well color me green.

It seems you can't swing a filleted leprechaun carcass anywhere on the east side without hitting a Guinness tap.

Those are just my two pingins, natch.

Go on about your barbecue-related alliteracy.


(But would people pronounce it correctly, as Pub-lih-ners, or incorrectly, as Pub-lye-ners? Also, the name has already been used by a Norwegian folk-rock group, according to Wikipedia.)

Eat ,Pray, Love our fall off the bone BBQ


Really? Those are your mispronunciations (of a made-up word)? I would immediately call it Pube-Liners. Ew.

Eat ,Pray, Love our fall off the bone BBQ

Makes no sense at all. Points off for uttering the name of that execrable piece of dung book/movie.

Of Rice and Hen

[darn it...why can't food-blog-literary-restaurant-naming-contests ever be about Caribbean restaurants?]

MC, I tried to make that same sort of fryed green tomaters BBQ at Finnegans Wake but it didn't go well. At first he disappeared, and then later when we added a splash of whiskey he woke up. Now that was a wake!

Molly Woods BBQ Bistro

requiem for a bun

all's well done that ends well done

king sear

Great Expigtations

On the Rub

As I Lay Frying

Gatsby's Tender is the Ribs

Peat's Smokehouse

Pommes Cochon

Feast of Eden

the sow and the fury

war and pigs... leo tolstoink

the hog whisperer

Swine and Garnishment

charlotte's web


Lord of the Pink Smoke Rings

Valley of The Hogs

The Pulled Pork in The Rye

Grilled Wings Of A Dove

Sophie's Choice Of Meats

Tender Is The Meat

Things Fall Off The Bone

The Animal Farm To Table

From "Lord of the Flies": Jack's Piggy on a Stick BBQ

Braised New Worldly Wings

charlotte's webber.

waiting for togot...

Seamus next to Finnegan's

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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.

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