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January 25, 2008

Let me clarify

After fielding a bunch of negative comments and a pretty funny phone call from Max's owner Ron Furman, I need to clear something up.

Longtime Midnight Sun readers will know that after a while, I retire bars from Fab Five Friday lists.

So, in this case, I purposely left out the Brewer's Art and Max's Taphouse -- because they're in a category of their own.

They're like the Beatles.

They're above lists.

I guess I didn't make it clear enough on today's Fab Five Friday list.

But I hope everybody understands now. 

(Photo of local indie rocker Jason Dove by Andre F. Chung/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:49 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


It always amazes me that some people are always so quick to jump on someone's perceived mistakes...even without reading history of this Fab Five list.

You made it VERY CLEAR that you weren't counting Max's or Brewers.

Sam...I'm not sure if you noticed this or not, but Brewer's Art and Max's both have great beer selections. You should probably include those in your list next time.

Wait a second...oh.

How come Ale MAry's, which has great beer at prices me and my friends (esp. the Happy Hour prices) can afford is not on the same list as Maxs and Brewers. Surely you didn't do your research!

He was too busy covering the female drama at an art show to make it to Ale Mary's.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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