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March 3, 2008

Want a mug?

No, I'm not offering you one.

But I have a question for you.

Saturday night Amie and I went to Luca's Cafe in Locust Point, and I ordered a beer.

The bartender asked me if I wanted it in a chilled mug.

"What kind of man turns down a chilled mug?" I asked.

He reached under the bar and came up with a tall, thin glass like the one in the middle of this photo.

My question: is that really a mug? 

I thought a mug had handles. But maybe I'm just old school like that.

(Photo by Bloomberg News) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:34 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Why didn't you ask the bartender?

Oh man I am so bummed about that place, I really loved Truman's to death and felt guilty the whole time I was there last night. But the owner is pretty nice and the sangria was good.


Not to get technical, but we're talking a pilsner or pint glass vs. a beer stein.

But the one in the middle looks like a wheat beer glass.

tall + thin - handle = not a mug.

I didn't know Truman's, but I stopped in Luca's this weekend to get a sandwich to go. The place looked great, and one of the owners came out and introduced himself. Seems like a nice place.

I agree with JTK...that's a pilsner glass ideally suited for wheat beers. I have one from Sierra Nevada Brewery that says "Wheat Beer" right on it

Definitely a .5 liter Weissbier glass. More info at: .


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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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