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June 16, 2008

Monday morning roll call


How was everyone's weekend? Do anything wild?

Saturday, I went to the The Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring. Man oh man. Have any of you folks been there? ...

I had a blast. It's a really cool space -- made cooler by the fact that there are almost no other cool bars in Silver Spring.

The Quarry House was extra dark inside (which I love), with old school wood paneling, tons of delicious bottled and draft beer and a live rockabilly band. 

It also had one of the best jukeboxes I've ever seen -- everything from Iggy's Raw Power by Iggy Pop to a Bill Withers greatest hits CD (I put on "Use Me" but never heard it play).

Next time I'm out in Silver Spring, the Quarry House is definitely a destination. I gotta do a nightlife column on it.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:20 AM | | Comments (20)


Went to Bedrock Friday night for my sister's birthday. We specifically checked their website numerous times to see if there was a concert or event going on and according to the website there was not. We arrived around 9:00pm to find a red carpet outside, no one inside except staff, all the pool tables covered with food, and people setting up for what seemed to be an event. I asked and they were having a large private party. So we had one drink while we watched the staff set up and left. Ended up at Bay Cafe.

I just wish places would keep their websites updated (they even have a "calendar" section).

Friday night, watched the O's make a great comeback against the Pirates. Stopped off at DSX for a few quick beers after the ballgame. Their service is really, really bad.

Saturday, went to a party and then to the bars in Bel Air. Looney's now has a lobster claw machine where you can catch an actual lobster. I have no idea how this thing makes money.

Sunday, crammed in a run around the harbor.

Friday - Went to the O's game, then brewer's art

Saturday - Helped friends move in the hellacious heat (not rec'd), then to a friends house warming party, where we invented a new version of flip cup: jello cup. Seemed like a good idea at the time....not so much the next day

Sunday: - Went to the o's game, down to DC for an amazing show by Shearwater

Quarry House was the place to be (until I moved from the Kensington/Silver Spring area to Baltimore earlier this month). The jukebox is to die for, and did you try their fried pickles and loaded tater tots? It's the first place I've ever been to that when we asked for plates, they looked at us funny and said, "Umm...we don't have plates here." Big Bottle of Chimay Blue, great bar food and amazing music.
Nothing else like it. Anywhere.

Friday - cleaned the kitchen

Saturday - cleaned the second floor

Sunday - cleaned the first floor

"This house is clean." Time for a party!

The Quarry House is terrific. The bar food is pretty darn good. Plus, they serve Tots as a side!


hmm, sad, but i havent seen any references to the celebration of one of the most important days of the year, FATHER'S DAY!!! (buncha punks...)

Friday I saw the Egg Babies Orchestra with Melissa of radio fame. It started off with Genesis's "In the Air Tonight" and Michael Penn's "No Myth" and only got better from there.

Saturday: attended private lil' party.

Sunday: reading on the roof!

Sorry, SS2. My Dad got his dinner Thursday, then skipped town to go to the beach, so I'm not cryin' any tears for him. :-)

Friday I hit Water Street for happy hour followed by dinner and drinks at Little Havana's. Saturday, I attended my first ever Charm City Roller Girls derby. Excellent time, great athletes, great atmosphere, cold PBR. Du Burns was packed with hundreds of people. Definitely going back.

Friday happy hour at Little Havana served as a pregame for my 15th high school reunion. Reunion was lame, met up with friends at No Idea after they left the fireworks/O's game. 11am wedding on Sat morning. Post game crabs/beer at my sister's house, then back up to Fed Hill for drinks/Flag day fireworks at Ft. McHenry. Sunday was laundry catch-up, then the gym, before visiting the cemetaries and making Dad's day dinner for "Big" Sturmy.

Spent the weekend moving into my new offices across from J&P Carryout... and wondering when Zink Enterprises is going to get a new AC unit.

this week mr. ecommerce. just trying to find 15k under a bar stool. You are now more than welcome to sit outside of No Idea as soon as I find some more money to buy some tables and chairs. Legal fees, ouch!!! You don't come around and I can't afford anything anymore.

Bill Withers - "Use Me" is an all time classic. One of the greatest songs ever.

Friday - O's game, and it was one of the most fun games ever.

Saturday - I got engaged! We went to Boordy that night with family and had a blast. Those summer concert nights are a great time.

Sunday - bought my new fiance a grill.

Congrats on the engagement Amy!
I bet he loves the new grill!
Me, well I worked a double Friday. 98 Rock was in the house broadcasting live and making fun of my tattoo's on the air.
It was only slightly humiliated.
Saturday- worked.
Sunday- worked. Got off early. Relaxed at home.
Monday Funday is where it's at.
Pool, Pedi, shopping, margaritas, and dinner later at One Eyed Mikes.

Larry, do you speak from experience?

Also, that Friday night Pirates game was sick. What a comeback. O's might actually have a winning season? I think the universe would implode.

Speaking of the weekend... What's up with Charlotte's??? They seem to have been closed for days. A little note on the door says electrical problems, but for this long?

I agree that there has to be some middle ground.If they think they can impose these restrictions without losing businesses and what they bring to the area then they mistaken. Property values will fall even more when businesses begin to close and Federal Hill may no longer be a desirable place to live. That being said I wouldn't want to park 5 or 6 blocks from home either, but if you want to pull up in front of your house at night then you need to move to the county. A new garage is a must!

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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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