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April 5, 2010

New book "The Art of Ixia" to memoralize the late restaurant/lounge

Iixiaxia may be gone, but its memory lives on -- in the glossy pages of a new book.

Called "The Art of Ixia," the limited edition, 150-page coffee table book memorializes the late Mount Vernon restaurant, which closed last June.

It has photos of the interior, food and cocktails, as well as quotes from the chef and recipes.

Why now? ...

Turns out, the folks at Ixia started working on the book a year before Ixia closed. It just took a while for them to finalize it. In the meantime, Ixia closed ...

"We wanted to generate something so when people visited Ixia and enjoyed it, they could have a memory of Ixia in all its glory," said Danielle McPherson, who is handling the purchasing of the books.

"The Art of Ixia" is a limited edition affair, with only 500 copies printed. It costs $40 per book, plus tax. To order a copy, call McPherson at 410-889-4444 x2.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:35 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


How odd

Apologies for the shameless plug, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am currently working on a coffee table book to memorialize Canton Arts and Entertainment. Stay tuned...

A book about how great they are(were), even though they couldn't stay open. Considering how pretentious all inside acted, it's a great way to memoralize Ixia, I'd say.

"In all it's glory". Yup. Glory.

FüL's commerative publication will come preloaded on a special edition iPad.

I'm waiting for Apple to introduce the iPad for Lite Days.

I'm working on a commemorative pop-up book for Green Cilantro. I don't think they had dinosaurs and werewolves there but the book does. It's a based-on-a-true-story kind of thing.

How about a book memorializing Louie's the Bookstore Cafe. That place was far more significant to Baltimore than Ixia ever could have been.

I could write a book about Honey's Lounge.

I could write a book about Honey's Lounge.

Maybe a diorama would suffice.

I always thought it was beautiful in there, personally. And I do miss the drinks. A rare treat at the prices, but oh man.

I'm working on a one-man show about the demise of being able to go anywhere in Baltimore at night without getting mugged or attacked by a rat.

Really odd and interesting. @baltimoregal is Baltimore really that bad?

Really odd and interesting. @baltimoregal is Baltimore really that bad?

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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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