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August 27, 2008

Boomer's shows the love

Went to Boomer's on the Hill (1749 Belt St.) last night for some Wii action and was shocked to see not one, not two but three copies of my review posted inside.

Three! I think that's a record.

Sounds like I'm a popular guy, right? Untrue.

When I gave the bartender my credit card to start a tab, she read the name, called me Sam and gave it back to me. She didn't put two and two together, even though my reviews are called "Sam Sessa on Nightlife."

Which was fine by me, because I'd rather not have to tell her I can't take a free beer because of The Sun's ethics policy and all that. 

The only time another bar has come close to having three of my reviews posted was Bedrock ...

They enlarged my column until it was about four feet tall and fixed it to the front door of what is now the Sidecar Grill.

You could actually read it sitting in your car on Baltimore Street.

I wonder if having my photo run with the column will actually make more people recognize me. I think it might, but not as much as you'd expect.

I mean, who reads the print version of my nightlife column anyway? I'd say mostly baby boomers who live in the county and like reading about my exploits. They probably won't ever go to most of these bars, but they like reading about them.

Guess we'll find out tomorrow, when the first full body shot (scandalous!) of Sam Sessa hits newsstands everywhere. 

(Photo of Boomer's by moi)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:08 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sounds like a good category for the Best of the Best of the Best...
Best Sessa Review Placement

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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