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January 15, 2010

Milan doesn't take Euros, but it might

Milan's menu might list prices in Euros, but the Little Italy restaurant/lounge doesn't accept European currency -- yet.

According to general manager Peter Mooradian, Milan is looking into it, and could possibly begin accepting Euros as early as next week.

I'll keep you posted.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:26 PM | | Comments (17)
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It sounds gimmicky but if they actually did take Euros, I know lots of people who might drop by for a drink with the extra ones you invariably end up with after traveling.

Of course, several servers' heads just exploded at the thought of the math involved.

I know of places in New York that accept Euros.

Yay! Of course, that won't determine it's fate here, but somehow, if they do wind up taking Euros for real, it will make me happy..

Let me know when they take Green Stamps. I've got a big box of them.

I'm curious to see if you will be able to pay partially in euros and partially in dollars. Maybe the bill should come with a currency converter

WHAT? The menus have prices in Euros but they don't take them?

I'd love to see them deal with someone who only had Euros to pay with, while still insisting in being paid in only Dollars.

The negative press about pretentous and deceptive advertising should make for entertaining, if reputation damaging, reading.
Love to see them talk their way out of that one.

Can't imagine Owl Meat Gravy and Allan not having a field with this.

Wow. They couldn't be more tacky if they tried.

FAIL.

I wonder how you would be treated if you didn't speak English there? Like say if you only spoke European.

I need help with their menu, if I want red wine do I order "Rosso" or "Bianco"? The folks over at Milan forgot to translate that part.

Terrier Girl,

What dialect is European? Is it similar to American? I know I can't get my head around the oriental one. :)

European? Well, if European is a single style why not a single language? European ist ein smachny idioma che parlate quand vous êtes les belles άνθρωποι. N'est pas?

TerrierGirl►☺╥╥~,

Apparently you will need to instruct Rube Goldberg in that cosmopolitan lingua franca, as for the rest of you, Baltimorese with do just fine.

Rube Goldberg,

If you go to the Milan, don't wear this outfit if you don't want to be persona non grata.
http://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/goldberg_r.htm
Using the Self-Operating Napkin wont play well either,
http://www.anl.gov/Careers/Education/rube/rubenapkin.html

European is what Humbert Humbert spoke.

Is it even legal? Seriously. I'm not sure you are allowed to conduct transactions in a foreign currency. Just convert it to dollars and be done with it. You can even have a conditional "house" exchange rate. But I am not sure you can actually take Euros. Anyone know the law?

How does that song go?

a little bit of Monica in my life
a little bit of Erica by my side
a little bit of Rita is all I need
a little bit of Tina is what I see
a little bit of Sandra in the sun
a little bit of Mary all night long
a little bit of Jessica here I am
a little bit of you makes me you're man

Milan has a slightly different tune...

a little bit of Miami in the couch
a little bit of DC in the bar
a little bit of NY in the songs
a little bit of Europe on the menu
a little bit of Baltimore who knows where
a little bit of time before it's gone...

soak up this place while it's here...laugh and joke, it's a must see.

Thanks to the owners for forking over the loot to build it, who knows...they may get a little bit lucky :)

Given the changing demographics of the city especially around Fells point they'd be smarter to start taking Pesos

I don't see why you couldn't accept euros or whatever instrument you want. You could pay in goats, why not euros? If you take a credit card issued by a bank in Paraguay you would be getting paid in guarani, wouldn't you?

Odd, since Baltimore's closest link to a Euro-using country is out of Dulles. I can't imagine they'll have many takers.

Side note: I'm in London right now, studying. I'm flying back tomorrow. Over the weekend, I was in Paris. I rode the Eurostar there and back and the snack car had prices in both pounds and Euros. There, it actually made sense. But me, I paid with my American credit card so it all converted to good old American dollars anyway.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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