Say hello to the new kid in town
Baltimore doesn't have enough nightlife writers.
So it is with great pleasure that I welcome Michael Cook, a bartender who just started blogging about nightlife for Metromix.
His blog is called Booze and Old Bay, and you can find it here.
I wonder if he's going to blog about the Chesapeake Martini, which is served at Max's and One-Eyed Mike's. That's one of the
only drinks in town that uses craziest uses of Old Bay ...
The Chesapeake Martini is comprised of three parts:
1) One 40-ounce bottle of Natty Boh in a metal bucket filled with ice and covered in a dirty rag (the dirty rag is key, I'm told)
2) One small martini glass rimmed with Old Bay
3) One chicken wing inside the glass
Pour the beer into the martini glass, tilt it up to your kisser, and all you smell is chicken wing. Take a sip, and the Old Bay sticks to your lips, but it's followed quick by a mouthful of ice-cold Boh. You're better off eating the chicken wing at the end of the first cupful -- otherwise it gets cold and clammy.
Anybody thirsty? Hee hee.
Welcome to the wonderful world of nightlife blogging, Mr. Cook. I think I speak for all of us when I say 'Write more.' We need to hear from you at least once a day.
Oh, and next time you see me out, come say hi.
(Thanks for the photo, Metromix)