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December 1, 2010

Video: Preview the new Frisco Grille and Cantina in Columbia

The Frisco Grille and Cantina in Columbia has been working on a new building down the road from its current location for most of the year.

Baltimore Beer Guy has been tracking its progress for much of that time. 

A couple of weeks ago, he posted his longest preview yet: a nine minute video slash trailer that features interviews with the owner, Adam Carton. 

The new place will have additional parking, a more spacious bar, and a dining area that's further away from the bar.

This year, RateBeer, a beer review website, ranked Frisco 46th best beer bar. And! just as important, it was once a Midnight Sun mystery bar. (via)

Video follows: 

The new Frisco Grille (video):


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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:58 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Kinda cool. They really need a better food menu, though.

I miss the original Frisco Burrito in Towson.

The food at Frisco is only OK, which in Columbia means it's pretty damn good. But their rotating beer list is incredible, and the bartenders and regulars are worth sitting around and drinking with. When I was still living in Columbia, their weekly Thursday firkin nights were a staple for me. Great spot that I bet most people even in Howard County never really thought to go into.

And by the way, Perkus, it's time for you to stop spending so much time on the Internet bidding for hologram Chaldrons!

First person, ever. Thanks for making my day, AK....

No problem. I've been reading Franzen's new book for the last few days, and for reasons I don't entirely understand, it reminded me how much I loved Chronic City. I think it's something about the pop-culture sparring of male camaraderie that's present in both books. In any case, Lethem rules, and Chronic City was his best effort in a while, maybe ever. Perkus Tooth might even be a better character than Mingus Rude.

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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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