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August 26, 2008

Best of the Best of the Best

I have a most excellent idea.

Late summer seems to be the season for awards around here. Baltimore Magazine gave out the Best of Baltimore last month, and the City Paper is going to give out its annual Best Of awards in the coming month or two.

It's time Midnight Sun stepped up to the plate ...

As of this very moment, I am announcing the first annual Midnight Sun Best of the Best of the Best award. Three "Bests" are better than one, you know.

And as we speak (well, technically, as I write and you read), a highly qualified Baltimore Sun designer is ... uhhh ... designing the award itself. I want it to have a classic yet cheesy look.

I'm not sure what categories I'm going to give awards in. But I want them to be funny. Hilarious, even. That's where you come in. Got any ideas? Best what?

I already know who's winning best blog. Hee hee.

I figure I'll make and mail the awards at the end of September. Then we'll have a big Best of the Best of the Best bash (just like Baltimore Magazine and City Paper) at one of the bars.

Lagers, anyone? 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:33 PM | | Comments (16)


Best Bar not to run into meatheads.

Best local drink (beer or house drink).


Best place to meet locals and/or crazies.

Best of the best of the best...

-downtown rush hour panhandlers
-bars that burned down this year
-social sports

best bar back alley for public urination

- best weekly special
- best bar that no one goes to
- best outdoor smoking accommodations
- best slow service
- best tchotchkes (ronald regan, for instance)
- best bartender named Biff
- best place to witness a stabbing/brawl
- best place to meet your future stalker

- most(ly) empty all the time
- most likely to be out of business within 6 months
- most horrible smell
- most foulest bathroom/urinal
- most expensive
- most inappropriate place to have a DJ
- most generically named new bar

- longest bathroom line
- crappiest drink selection
- weirdest drink selection

Best bar top games

You can never go wrong with the erotic photo hunt. I'm also a big fan of the bowling game that has been appearing around.

And who would have ever thought you'd see cornhole/bags in video game form?

we could throw a dash of altruism in there - best of the best of the best public servant - Del. Pete Hammen. We love him in the 46th Legislative District.

And of course Lagers would love to host. Maybe we'll get nominated for best looking bar owner (among other things).

Best Meat-Flavored Beverage
Best Hipster Bar
Best Indie Kid Bar
Best Bar to Get Hit On by an Old Gay Man
Best Meathead Bar
Best Cougar Bar

And finally...
Best/Worst MS commenter


What your proposing is an award for the evil twin of whoever wins the best.

evil twins need love too

In case anyone is wondering where the Best of the Best of the Best comes from,

fast forward to 4:45 and enjoy!

Best restroom to have hot, monkey sex in?

wisegirl -- call me.

@ TS - best comment ever.

I second the "best bar no one goes to" and "best bar tchotchkes" offered up by Evan, and I second AND third the "best Cougar bar" by BA.

How bout best:
Bar bathroom
bar for free stuff
bar to get molested by bridal shower party

bar with the loudest sound system
bar with the Most TV's
Hardest bar to find a parking space

How about we quietly announce the best Cougar bar ... so it doesn't become "the place once voted best Cougar bar"

Best bar to get day-drunk.
Best festival for drunkening purposes.
Best bar to go when you don't feel like drinking (it could happen).
Best bar to feel old.
Best bar to feel young.
Best bar where you've seen a rodent but you go back anyway.
Best bar that makes you feel like it's ok summer is ending.

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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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