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May 27, 2011

Your long weekend dining PLUS

memorial dayIt's Memorial Day weekend.

Here's a list of Memorial Day events in Maryland.

What else? 

We've got the annual Brew at the Zoo Saturday and Sunday (confession: I've never been); the NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championships (confession: I've never seen an entire lacrosse game); New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys play 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday (confession: I was the "ugly one" in a boy band named the Staircase Witz).

Here's the Weekend Watch portal?

Who's grilling? Anyone invited to a crab feast? Who's dining out in Baltimore? Who's hitting the road?

Baltimore Sun photo/Amy Davis

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:40 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Your Weekend Dining PLUS


the brew at the zoo actually runs saturday and sunday. we plan on going sunday, and an important note is you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. we plan on packing a picnic, hopefully with the help from trinacria and enjoying some brews, wine and animals.

the rest of the weekend is open, maybe some grilling, maybe some pool (it IS 90 degrees out...doh), possibly a picnic at a park or tide point.

just got a chewpon for pierpoint, so maybe a stop there.

thanks, ryan97ou

Grillin some new things...salmon and turkey kaftas

Apparently, I'm hitting the road for dinner... but I don't know where! Wife is taking me out for a birthday dinner...guess I'll find out the details tomorrow night!

Going to a family gathering: Dad gets up in the morning, goes crabbing in the Severn, brings them home still snapping, quick steam with some J&O (not Old Bay), corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes...can't get more Baltimore than that. Heaven.

I will making my annual trip to the Viet Nam Memorial to honor friends and relatives who never made it home. Sunday will include lunch or dinner at Mari Luna Mexican Grill to have what I consider the best soft shell crabs in the area. I will be taking along an ale brewed by Rogue flavored with Chipotle peppers. Beer for the weekend will be from Dogfish Head and Victory.

I've been told that I'm going to be whisked away to an undisclosed location for an evening of jollity and mayhem. That's all well and good, as long as we don't end up at some nameless diner on a desolate urban byway.

Thanks to a state furlough day I was off work today, so we went to lunch at the Black Olive. I had the grilled sardines wrapped in grape leaves, and a grilled whole Dorade Royale. Cocktails and a bottle of Santorini made for a decadent lunch!

There was a card on the table indicating that starting June 1st the Black Olive will be moving lunch to the roof of their new building on Central Avenue. We're not sure what to think about that, as we really like the current location.

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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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