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May 10, 2008

Good times at Raleigh Times

If you're ever thirsty in Raleigh, N.C., stop by the Raleigh Times.

This bar/restaurant sits in the building that used to house the Raleigh Times newspaper.

Their beer's not bad, and their cheese fries are some of the best I've ever had.

Plus, they have old clippings from the Times framed on the walls, which is cool for news junkies like me.

Although, their clientele was questionable the night some friends and I were there.

This guy one table over started taking our pictures with his fancy camera.

When we asked why, one of the people in his group told us he was a professional photographer and was taking our photos for an upcoming exhibit.

That was not cool by us, so we told him to bugger off.

Then we made paper airplanes out of our menus and flew them at him. 

Put that in your exhibit, photo man! 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:35 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs



Interesting irony.

The unwelcomed photog couldn't take pictures of you & co. for his exhibit but he rated a mention in YOUR article.

Ain't life grand.

I really don't think that "ironic" is what you'd use to describe that situation.

High brow comments.
Ur doin it wrong.


What would be your assessment of this particular situation? Now that the comment has been critiqued.

My faulty use of the word ironic was to an alternative to another word, which probably would have been another less than precise fit because Sam's intrusive lensman was out of line by taking snaps without asking permission first.

High Brow? Nah, a different intent.

Well Sam the Eagle,

Since I don't perch from atop high places, I guess I would call the situation, and resulting smug comment, arbitrary at best.

Enjoy your cape, Captain Obvious.

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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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