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December 18, 2008

How about another soiree?

let's fill these glassesIt's been a long time since the last soiree (which was incredibly awesome).

It's been ... too long.

How does everyone feel about doing another one on a Friday in early February? What date works best? What bar works best?

I'm planning on awarding Midnight Sun's Best of the Best of the Best awards.

And since our last soiree was in Federal Hill, the next one should be in Fells Point, Canton or Hampden.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:37 AM | | Comments (28)
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I am down.

I vote fells point. how bout pazo? maybe they'll lower their specials to $4 for us...

WHAT...Mt. Vernon isn't good enough for you?

I am def down this time. Voting for Canton.

Soirees are very 2008. How about a hootnanny or a shindig? Both are more economically friendly.

I'd consider Mount Vernon. But honestly, now that Liam's is closed, I don't know where I'd hold it. Dionysus, maybe? Hmmm ...

Also, JD, that's a great point. Last year was indeed a year for Soirees. Let's make this year a year for Shindigs.

The Midnight Sun Shindig. I dig it. Zink!

i'm voting for hampden, so i can walk home.

I second ryan97ou's inquiry. Mount Vernon is central! Mount Vernon is the birthplace of Resurrection! And now that many of the students have gone away for break, it's much easier to park.

Yes, but Liz, they'll be back by Feb.

How about Brewer's Art or Max's on Broadway? Both, nice places, however Brewer's Art has food, not sure about Max's.

I second Brewer's Art for great beer & food. I'll bring the camera! It'll be nice to go out and have fun again after many months of dealing with parental health problems.

I'll put some feelers out and see what kind of a response I get from places like Brewer's Art.

JD is right, I vote for a box social.

Also, if no other places will have us, FüL might be able to lower it's standards for an evening.

How about LuX?


("Sike" is how we spelled it in Randallstown in the early 90s)

How about Gin Mill?

how about fed hill again? there's nothing wrong with a monopoly. the abbey would be a perfect place.

Don't get greedy now, Bill. And as I recall, you couldn't make it to the first one ...

Sam - why don't you coordinate a live performance by Chris Sligh? We should also print up some over-the-top, inappropriate t-shirts.

Sounds great, BA. You gonna pay for it?

And I hate to see what's on his rider. Twenty cheesburgers, at least.

Looks like it's time for some more bacon vodka!


gonna make something though.

What does Evan have up his sleeve?

Sausage rum? Ribeye tequila? Pork loin gin?

Anyway you cut it, everybody wins when you mix meat and liquor.

As always - mainly because i live two blocks away - i vote for Brewer's art.

plus they have the festivus beer on tap right now (prob won't in feb, but they'll have cerebrus still)


plus they have the festivus beer on tap right now (prob won't in feb, but they'll have cerebrus still)

that mean's there'll be none left for the restofus. but Brewer's Art is a good choice. Maybe Mick O'Sheas?

I love Brewer's Art - definitely one of my favorite bars. But I'm not sure it would be ideal for the shindig because it's usually pretty crowded on Friday nights.

Sam - Chris Sligh should play a free concert for us. Especially with all the free publicity we've given him. My main man GDA can probably hook it up - if he can tear himself away from wikipedia for a minute or two.

BA & Allan,

Even worst than Wikipedia, read this:


ok sessa, i may have missed the first one, but i was sitting right next to you on the momentous occasion when you chugged capt. larry's bacon vodka for the first time.

speaking of winter beer, a friend and i drove to trader joe's in alexandria last weekend, bought 5 cases of $3.29 chuck, and half a case of trader joe's dark belgian style vintage ale. corked 750ml bottle, 9% alcohol, and $5 a piece. actually if you're around this weekend, i have a few bottles kicking around, we can have a tasting.

Lagers to see if they learned anything from that book or not. Or Mahaffeys, perhaps? Tasty beers, including Resurrection.

Sam, I would be down for anywhere.

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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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