Inside the B&O American Brasserie
I haven't had the chance to check out the new B&O American Brasserie, but thankfully Midnight Sun poster Paul got there. Here are his thoughts on the Wednesday night half-priced drink specials:
Turns out happy hour isn't half-price drinks across the board.
Instead, one beer, a couple wines and one house cocktail are on special. Everything else is regular price, which for most drinks means double digit prices.
My friend and I sat in the little lounge area because the bar was full, and I was afraid we were in no man's land. But the service was excellent. Alison, who used to work at Ixia, was our waitress and knew everything about the menu, despite the place being so new ...
(She also knew lots about the hotel because Kimpton "pounded it into us," which I thought was pretty funny.) She also told us that "probably 90 percent" of the staff came from Ixia.
The Hobo's Bourbon and cola was the specialty drink last night, and it's pretty excellent, even if the brandied cherries are hard to dig out of that Collins glass. Also had a Sazerac, and it was the first time I'd ever seen one served up. I was expecting a little more from the food--we ordered the steak tartare and the pork croquettes--but they were priced right.
Bottom line, it's pretty nice, the drinks are great and though I thought the food would be better.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston)