Eating Lucky Charms at No Idea at 7 a.m.
OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!
No Idea Tavern opened at 6 a.m. today, with a complimentary cereal bar and one-cent Guinness drafts (as long as you bought the $5 plastic cup).
While Editor Tim frowns on pre-work drinking, he couldn't keep me from my free breakfast.
By my informal tally, there were about 15 folks drinking cheapcheapcheap Guinness drafts -- most from the suburbs, I hear.
Silly suburbanites, always after me Lucky Charms ...
I spotted No Idea owner Jason O'Zink behind the bar (surprise, surprise), pouring beers. He looked cheery, given the hour. Come this afternoon, we'll see if he's still so upbeat.
Since I couldn't drink anything, I decided to buy one of the other folks a beer. I set a shiny penny on the bar -- and a nickel tip.
"Wow, that's like, a 500 percent tip," O'Zink dead-panned.
What can I say? I was feeling flush.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston. What was Kim Hairston doing at No Idea at 7 a.m.? Taking photos of me, of course.)