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March 17, 2008

Kent County style

Anybody read Saturday's piece on Kent County?

Great stuff. 

That's where I'm from.

Before becoming a full time writer, I was a dock hand and something of a spinach farmer.

And though Kent County doesn't have much in the way of nightlife, it does have the Bluebird Tavern.

During happy hour at the Bluebird, you can get a cold glass mug of draft Yuengling for $1.50.

They're regularly $2. 

(Photo by Lloyd Fox/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:11 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


the bluebird has awesome rib-eyes!
It's near Chestertown right?

Yeah, it's in Chestertown. Pool only costs $.50 there too, although sometimes pool sharks swoop in and run the tables for a while.

Come on Sam...there's plenty of bars in Ctown not named Bluebird that you should mention.

Andy's has pretty good food...I know this, b/c my wife went to WAC and we've attended many a pub crawl there...To visit all 3 bars, Blue Bird, Newts, and Andy's...

You're right, Andy's is not bad. Bluebird came to mind first for me, because I think they have some of the cheapest food and beer in town. But they're more of a locals hangout. Andy's and Howard's are college hangouts.

I got drunk for the first time ever at a VFW hall near Betterton Beach - I went to a certain camp local to that area for six years and have a huge crush on Chestertown and most things Kent county - I love the G D eastern shore to death.

spinach farmer? starkey farms by chance?

Tom, way back in the day, my grandfather (also named Sam Sessa) used to manage Starkey Farms.

But he started his own spinach grading and busheling operation called Valley Green Farms in the early 80s.

In high school I planted some fields, harvested some spinach and pitchforked a heck of a lot of it.

Pops took over Valley Green Farms for a few years, but spinach farming ain't what it used to be, and they shut down a while back.

But believe me, if I had the chance someday, I would have taken over that business. I loved doing it.

don't forget O'Connors

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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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