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April 8, 2009

And the winner is ...

ohsodeliciousbeerJason! At long last, after years of commenting on Midnight Sun contests, Jason has finally won a prize. Jason, e-mail me your physical address, please.

I was surprised to see so many quotes from the movie Old School. I think my favorite must have been the one from Blue Velvet, courtesy of Patchen. Thanks for making it work-safe, Patchen.

Thanks again to everybody for playing!

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:43 PM | | Comments (13)


Congrats Jason!!!!!

Congrats, Jason! Hope you get something good!

Speaking of Jason, I just saw the event on Facebook for the Cinco de Mayo specials. I have off on el Seis de Mayo in honor of the 25th anniversary of the day the world was graced with my presence, so I am definitely going to take full advantage of the special. Looks like lots of fun!!


Thought women didn't reveal their ages, most of life my mother wouldn't admit to more that 21 plus, until we discovered what year she was born.

Sam and fellow bloggers,

I just wanted to say thank you for this prize, let me count the ways.

I would like to thank the city of Baltimore for not providing enough parking in Federal Hill which allows me to gripe and to blog about the poor parking situation. Because of them, I don't have to pay as much sales tax revenue that I could due to lack of business.

I would also like to thank the City of Baltimore, for all of the construction in the next three weeks (hopefully) along Light Street. I pray that it isn't as bad as Cross Street last Summer. Water Mains, ugh!

I would like to thank Area30 parking for making it impossible for my customers to park in the neighborhood, even if it is for only 2 hours. And this is why I will always pay, willingly, for my customers do take a cab to my establishment.

I would like to thank my neighbors who believe that because of neighborhood restaurants and bars that their properties aren't worth as much as they are.

I would like to thank all of the meatheads who make people come to my establishment instead of scaring people from going to great bars on Cross Street.

I would like to thank the potential owners of the new boutique hotel on Charles Street.

I would like to thank the bartenders who have been with me from day one, Miss Queen, thank you for not thinking that I stole all of your kickball customers. (inside joke, just a joke, you're my boy MQ).

I would like to thank Tomato#$%^ and Mr (well you know who you are) for thinking that I am just a college bar who can't fit into the rest of Federal Hill and serve decent food.

Without of all you, I would never complain and blog and tell the truth(as I see it, at least). Thanks and thank you. I am happy to be receiving glorious gifts and prizes from Mr. Sessa and the Baltimore Sun. I will fight on with my blogging and I won't quit until Homer is found alive and well.

Thanks Twain and Sam for allowing me to speak my mind and supporting me. May we all work and live together, one of these days in

Yours Truly,


pot = stirred

i don't know Sam, that may have been the classiest post you've ever gotten on here.

Agreed, Allan. And long live Homer.


Congrats for finally winning one of Sam's prizes.

BTW, the universe aligned yesterday when I found a SUV-sized parking spot (for my small VeeDub) a half-block from Don't Know. A rare occurrence, but it does happen. Left the city a little more calm, due to an awesome lunch and experiencing good parking spot karma.

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life"...Ooops ...wrong thread.


May gift be worthy of your persistant blogging, and the overall situation improve so you may be a kinder, gentler and more leisurely blogger during this coming summer because you're more profitably detained elsewhere.

"I would like to thank the potential owners of the new boutique hotel on Charles Street."

Strike them off your list JZ. Their request for a variance was denied by the BMZA. No boutique hotel on Charles Street. :-(

Tomato Head, No boutique hotel on Charles Street. :-(, There is a God;)

@ Stebbin
Kudos to Dale Furrow for organizing the residents on Charles Street. Over 250 signatures on the petition and a slew of them showing up at the BMZA hearing. It was an uphill battle for Dale knowing that SBNA (former SoboImCo) wrote a letter of approval for the hotel along with FHHA, and Federal Hill Main Street. I'm told SBNA is a "neighborhood" association that allows non-resident business owners to vote on neighborhood issues. That's messed up.

A while back I watched the president of then SoboImCo actually argue for the TAPS license transfer in front of the liquor board. He was touting what a great asset TAPS would be for the neighborhood. Believe me, he wasn't speaking on behalf of the taxpaying homeowners.

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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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