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islandmomma From: islandmomma Date: November 6th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
They have the best goats' cheese in my local farmers' market - wish I could send you some! I forgot to go this weekend :=(

Sounds like a fun weekend though. Personally, I seem to be a dog lady in a non-cordinated apartment (have just spent all afternoon trying to arrange furniture and stuff I should have done back in July when I first moved!)

It amazed me when I was in the US how people will queue to eat. It hardly ever happens here, at least not with locals. Foodie that I am at times, I don't think I could wait that long! And why isn't there a bar where you can wait and not have to go to the store? This is one cultural difference which escapes me!
islandmomma From: islandmomma Date: November 6th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and thanks for the tip. I got that message from the NYT too, and was wondering what to dip into, seeing as time will be so limited :=)
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: November 6th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
And why isn't there a bar where you can wait and not have to go to the store?

This restaurant didn't happen to have a bar. The neighborhood had several bars, but none we felt comfortable going into. Charlene says a lot of restaurants in Baltimore have trouble getting liquor licenses and have to go BYOB. I would guess that the number of liquor licenses is limited, and already taken up by scary long narrow bars with teeny-tiny windows that are covered with Budweiser shamrocks. Not scary if you're looking to get loaded in privacy, but not the type of place to be a chick on Saturday night.
inkognitoh From: inkognitoh Date: November 6th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
BYO Licensing is fairly common in Australia and to some smaller extent in Britain (for example Muslim restaurant owners won't serve you alcohol but are happy for you to bring it with you). Depending on corkage charges, I often prefer BYO's as I can choose a cheap and tasty bottle of plonk rather than suffer the overpriced 'house' bottle.
islandmomma From: islandmomma Date: November 7th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, of course. I've been here too long. Now you guys have triggered memories of a drafty, Victorian Oyster Bar in Blackpool. All wood panelling and willow pattern. The only heating from gas fires (or electric, not sure), which didn't have a license. We used to go (in those well-off, hedonistic days) and have oysters and sea food and take our own champagne. Seems like a lifetime ago. I wonder if it is still there?
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