The review: The Abbey Burger Bistro
You know, I debated over this review. Normally, I don't review a place until it has been open for a few weeks. That gives them the time to work out the kinks. But this place has generated a lot of interest, and I wanted to get the jump on everybody else.
I tried not to be too hard on the Abbey Burger Bistro, since I went there a week after it opened. Well, to be fair, I went there twice -- once on opening night and again a week later.
Also in today's paper, one of my fastest-written pieces ever ...
my profile of comedian Carlos Mencia, which ran on the cover of the You and Your Weekend section. This was a classic case of deadline writing: I interviewed him Monday morning, transcribed the interview around lunchtime and finished the piece in late afternoon.
Whew. It's a pretty big article, too -- about 1,000 words or so. Monday was just one of those days.
And, last but not least, a Meet the Band piece on The Christmas Lights. Believe it or not, Cumberland and Frostburg have a blossoming arts and music scene, and the Christmas Lights are part of it. I had them in for a Baltimore Unsigned taping a couple weeks ago, and was pretty impressed.
Note to self: Remind the Web site people to start uploading photos with the Meet the Bands.
(Sun archive photo by Elizabeth Malby)