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June 9, 2008

Monday afternoon roll call

Why, hello there!

Rub those sleepies out of your eyes, friends, and share some weekend stories with me.

I know we usually do this in the morning, but the whole Grand Central fire thing took a big bite out of my day.

Let me tell ya's what I did this weekend. ...

Friday I went to a wine "tasting" at a friend's house. Saturday drug the Rhodes to a friend's house in Silver Spring for an afternoon jam session and went to Tabrizi's at night. Food was good but the place wasn't full.

Sunday, Amie and I canceled all our plans and made an Ocean City run.

And now, here I sit, slightly tanner but still Sessa.

How was your weekend?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:25 PM | | Comments (16)


Friday night, crashed.

Saturday, I had to go to a wedding... outside! I think I sweated off 5 pounds.

Sunday, watched the O''s game and did a mini-bar crawl. Sam, went to the Gin Mill. They now have a list of cocktails, including such favorites as an Old Fashion and a Sidecar. The remodeling looks nice, but it was pretty empty for a Sunday.

sam i'm kind of surprised you didn't hit up the jazz fest. it sucked, but i figured you would have been in the mix somewhere.

Fri- hung out at a friends house and drank mojito's and watched the O's

Sat- I worked and had dinner w/ my sister and her fam- they were here from CA

Sun- went to the Jazz ferst in fed hill and ended up @ stalking horse drinking frozen Hurricanes- great way to cool off!

I checked out the Gin Mill on Saturday night. The down stairs has been redone and looks great. They move the bar and made it more of a U shape and put in some booths downstairs. They said they are still working on the upstairs. I took a look at their menu (had just eaten at Birches) and saw some dishes that came out, the tuna looked awesome. I will have to give their food a try next time I am there.

hey MB how was Birches?

Friday: Went to Lebanese Taverna for my GF's birthday (food was great, service not so much), went to nam kang for a couple hours in a karaoke room (nothing is better than singing The Bangles like Tom Waits while there are random images of beaches and giraffes on the screen)

Saturday: Drove down to DC to see a GREAT M83 show.

Sunday: Listened to the O's (or should i say Albers) blow it in toronto, sat around trying to figure out what i could do that didn't involve being outside.

It sucks that it looks so nice out, then you walk outside and it literally feels like you just opened the oven door.

not the right place to post but... no more smoking ban at Little Havana?

friday-worked a double
saturday-day from HELL. Got forced into working Starscape. Freak show on exstacy in 100 degree weather. HATED it.
Sunday- pool.pool.pool.pool. Lunch/dinner at Alexanders Tavern, Quality time with the BF at Idle Hour later that night.

Monday- pool.pool.pool.pool. Almost every bartender in Fed hill was there. We all went to Arco's for Happy Hour. Now it's off to One Eye'd Mikes for steak night.

friday: called AC guys to try to get some help.

saturday: called more AC guys to try to get some help.

sunday: hot, hot, hot, where is a good AC guy when you need him/ her.

monday: back on the phone again, trying to get an AC guy to come out.

My wife and I go there often usually with friend, and I have never had a bad meal at Birches. The food takes longer than most places because they have a wood burning grill. But if you know that ahead of time and you go with friends, you can have a relaxing time in a nice environment. They also have some pretty good deals during the week.

Rock wrote: " more smoking ban at Little Havana?"

True enough. Check it:

Havana Club and Little Havana are totally different. The smoking ban is off at HAVANA CLUB.

Pigtown- thank you for providing clarification. Havana Club is a cigar bar at Power Plant Live, Little Havana is on the south side of the harbor and the smoking ban STILL is in effect inside. Smoking is allowed outside, however.

Rock- If you did in fact mean Little Havana, and have any problems regarding someone smoking inside at Little Havana, please notify a member of the staff and they will address it immediately!

Tu Chez, Pigtown...I knew I should've had 2 cups of coffee this morning.

Sometimes I forget that there is life outside of Fed Hill!

thank you for the clarification!

Friday: Worked a 12 hour midshift at my real world job.

Saturday: Recovered from 12 hour shift, hated my life due to A/C being broken in hot weather, then Dj'ed at Tantra Lounge in DC.

Sunday: Stayed cool, thanked the Lord that someone came to fix my A/C, and stayed at the pool.

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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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