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April 22, 2008

Baltimore in Blender

Looks like we're suddenly the flavor of the month. 

Blender Magazine has this travel piece on where to go and what to do in Baltimore.

The piece is an odd, short mash-up of food, music and shopping.

It name-checks The Dox, Floristree,, True Vine, and ... Faidley Seafood.

Are you scratching your head? I am. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:46 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music

Comments Bender?

Why are you scratching your head?

SPIN had a feature on Baltimore a few months ago in their "insert city here Rock City" feature.

I can't remember exactly when, although I think it was the Sept, Oct, or Nov 2007 issue.

The Vegas odds tonight stand at an unprecedented 1000 to 0. A bet of zero dollars on Bender pays 1000 dollars if he wins. Still, very few takers.

In the popular music rag realm:


2007:dan deacon:baltimore

I'm scratching my head at seeing Faidley's in the same list as The Dox. It's kind of surreal.

JTK, I was actually just watching the episode with the What If machine last night. Hilarious.

But why is that surreal?

I'm thrilled about all of the recent publicity on the Bmore music scene.

The city is far from perfect, but it's a heck of lot more fun than it was 15 years ago. There are many more music venues, talented musicians, and people willing to work for a positive outcome.

Isn't about time our famous low self-esteem was shelved....once and for all?

Sam - I wish you had invented the Fing-Longer.

I don't want to be an inventor. I want to be something useful like a teacher's aide or a prison guard or a science fiction cartoon writer.

I love this blog.

Can you recommend a good crab restaurant to a visitor to Baltimore?

Stef - You'll have to leave the city to get a truly great crab house. Search metromix or E.Large's Dining Blog for a list of the best in and around town.

TS: Costas on North Point blvd is the one to visit.
They've been in the NYT and Food Network for their crabs. About 10 min outside the city

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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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