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February 12, 2009

Cheap Valentine's Day dates in Baltimore

valentine's dayYou're not going to find a better Valentine's Day itinerary in Baltimore. Not that I'm biased or anything. 

Dig it.

I spend hours and hours and days and days rustling up five dates -- not five things, but five whole dates -- for less than $50 total. I called liquor stores, restaurants, comedy folks and event promoters and planned five different themed dates.

You're not going to find a list like this anywhere else.

The crappy part? Since Amie is in Argentina this month, I'm not going to go on a Valentine's Day date myself. Sniffle.

(Awesome photo by -- unsurprisingly -- the ever-awesome Sun photographer Monica Lopossay)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:06 PM | | Comments (5)


I enjoyed the article when I read it this morning. Nice work, Sam.

I'm gathering some fun, single humans to join me at Don't Know Tavern on Sat, one of the spots mentioned in the list of date places. There's no reason the single folks should sit home and be depressed.

You should stop by Sam. Think of it as a pre-shindig gathering.

Dominic DiPietro? I thought everybody called it Mimi's.

Also the last one should be $50 + tip.


Thanks for reading. And thanks for the insightful, enlightening feedback. I stand corrected -- It's technically the Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Ice Skating Rink. And yes, it's $50 plus tip.

God knows where we'd be without such insightful, enlightening feedback.

I will take you out, Sam. If not on V-Day itself, then in the near vicinity.

Don't let me drink, though. Like JD on Scrubs, I get "handsy."

Sam -

I just didn't want you to fall into the Rachel Ray habit of not including the tip.

And don't worry about offending Mimi. I don't think he could read.

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