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i95

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A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 12:31 PM (permalink)

3:00pm...Lexington Market's Faidley's Seafood (203 North Paca Street) for both their
well-documented-on-this-site all lump crabcake (with others in our party opting for the
equally delicious coddies [cod cakes]) and finished-off with the classic Berger Cookie.

 

 

4:00 pm...Courtesy of the always much-valued recommendation of this site's doesn't-

post-enough Signman, the Canton section of Baltimore for Matthew's Pizza (3131 Eastern
Avenue) -- Charm City's first pizzeria and still going strong after 65 years -- and fantastic
pastry crust pizza accompanied by Matthew's Pizza's famed "Pizza Fries" -- french fries
cooked about 3/4 the way through then spread out on a sheet of foil and topped with marinara
sauce, mozzerella cheese and a sprinkling of herbs before being put back in the pizza oven
resulting in the most delicious of treats (yet, oddly, listed on the restaurant's listing of subs).

 

 

5:00 pm...Gelato at the nearby satellite branch of Baltimore's famed Vaccaro's
(2919 O'Donnell Street) and on Canton Square. Simply perfect (and with Italian
shortbread cookies laced with sliced almonds to take home).
 

 
6:00 pm...The evening's main event, the Charm City Rollers'
seasonal opener at the DuBurns Arena (1301 South Ellwood Avenue).

 


    
 
Crabcakes, Baltimore pizza, gelato and roller derby. And
some people think I have no class. Harrumph!
 
 
 
 
 
[Disclosure: These are not my photos but nonetheless more than adequately capture that consumed and or enjoyed.]

 

 

 


 
<message edited by i95 on Sun, 02/21/10 12:34 PM>
 
#1
    Tony Bad

    Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 1:15 PM (permalink)
    That pizza looks good!

    Roller derby? Really? I didn't know that was still around. You sure do get around.
     
    #2
      seatown76

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      Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 1:21 PM (permalink)
      Great short trip report and great pics!
       
      #3
        sk bob

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        Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 1:25 PM (permalink)
        good looking crab cake & pizza
         
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          Greymo

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          Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 2:02 PM (permalink)
          Wonderful!  But,  you should have purchased those Berber cookies to go  and  headed out for pit beef sandwich, too!
           
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            Greymo

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            Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 2:02 PM (permalink)
            Wonderful!  But,  you should have purchased those Berber cookies to go  and  headed out for pit beef sandwich, too!
             
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              Greymo

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              Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 2:03 PM (permalink)
              Wonderful!  But,  you should have purchased those Berber cookies to go  and  headed out for pit beef sandwich, too!     oh my!  I swear that I  posted this just one time!
              <message edited by Greymo on Sun, 02/21/10 2:35 PM>
               
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                Nancypalooza

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                Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 2:37 PM (permalink)
                Tony--yeah, among my FB friends is a young lady who skates for Austin under the name Mona Littlemore.  :)  I don't think I would want to tangle with any of the Charm City crew.  

                i95, I am seriously jealous considering I went 0 for 1 in decent crab cakes in Charleston last weekend.  
                 
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                  mr chips

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                  Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 3:13 PM (permalink)
                  Great report, I-95. I catch old-time Roller Derby on a local sports cable channel.
                   
                  #9
                    MiamiDon

                    Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 3:21 PM (permalink)
                    What unusual-looking pizzas!  Tasty-looking, though.
                     
                    #10
                      buffetbuster

                      Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 3:32 PM (permalink)
                      i95-
                      While I agree signman doesn't post enough, are you also hinting that there are some of us who post too much?  And if you are, I would appreciate you NOT naming names! 
                       
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                        wanderingjew

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                        Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 3:34 PM (permalink)
                        I95 forgot to tell you all that he is actually a participant on the Roller Derby Team

                        Great looking Crabcake, although according to my co-workers the best Crabcake ever is at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut- even better than anything you'll find in Maryland
                         
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                          HPlatz

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                          Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 4:50 PM (permalink)
                          I need to go to Balto and really eat sometime.  Not far away but never really did it up in the few times I was there.  Thanks for all these photos.
                           
                          #13
                            MiamiDon

                            Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 5:11 PM (permalink)
                            wanderingjew


                            I95 forgot to tell you all that he is actually a participant on the Roller Derby Team

                            Great looking Crabcake, although according to my co-workers the best Crabcake ever is at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut- even better than anything you'll find in Maryland


                            Are these the same ones that say that the best BBQ is in RI?
                             
                             
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                              CheeseWit

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                              Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 5:30 PM (permalink)

                              Dale: Michael Jordan Steakhouse is at the Mohegan Sun in CT, not Foxwoods.

                              wanderingjew


                              I95 forgot to tell you all that he is actually a participant on the Roller Derby Team

                              Great looking Crabcake, although according to my co-workers the best Crabcake ever is at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut- even better than anything you'll find in Maryland


                               
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                                swvadon

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                                Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 6:17 PM (permalink)
                                Umm, okay. A crab cake made at a casino in Connecticut is better than any produced anywhere in Maryland. I imagine the casino does a bang up job on soft shell crab, too. Probably makes better ribs than anything Memphis has to offer, and better tacos than any truck in L.A.
                                 
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                                  i95

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                                  Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 6:24 PM (permalink)
                                  sk bob


                                  good looking crab cake & pizza

                                   
                                  I should mention that the specialty pizza at Matthew’s combines both in the form of it’s “Crab Pizza and featuring “100% backfin crab meat; blend of hand-grated mozzarella & imported reggianito cheeses topped w/carmelized onions & Old Bay Seasoning.”
                                   
                                   
                                  Nancypalooza


                                  Tony--yeah, among my FB friends is a young lady who skates for Austin under the name Mona Littlemore.   

                                   
                                  One of the women on DC’s roller derby team is named Condoleezza Slice while another player for Boston is Killary Clinton. If you haven’t already and being that it’s now out on DVD, check-out the Ellen Page vehicle “Whip It” for a great insight into the low-budget world of the resurrected roller derby scene FEATURING the sport in Austin, specifically.
                                   
                                   
                                  Greymo


                                  Wonderful!  But,  you should have purchased those Berber cookies to go  and  headed out for pit beef sandwich, too!

                                   
                                  Greymo, as I’ve told you previously, you need to tell me something three times for it to sink-in.
                                   
                                   
                                  MiamiDon


                                  wanderingjew


                                  ...according to my co-workers the best Crabcake ever is at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut- even better than anything you'll find in Maryland


                                  Are these the same ones that say that the best BBQ is in RI?
                                   

                                   
                                  Now THAT is funny.
                                   
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                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                    Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 6:27 PM (permalink)
                                    swvadon


                                    Umm, okay. A crab cake made at a casino in Connecticut is better than any produced anywhere in Maryland. I imagine the casino does a bang up job on soft shell crab, too. Probably makes better ribs than anything Memphis has to offer, and better tacos than any truck in L.A.


                                    I can't speak to the crabcakes at Mohegan Sun, but I can say that I've never had better soft shell crab anywhere -- and that includes Maryland -- than I have had in Connecticut.
                                    <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Sun, 02/21/10 6:54 PM>
                                     
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                                      i95

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                                      Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 6:33 PM (permalink)
                                      buffetbuster


                                      ...are you also hinting that there are some of us who post too much?


                                      I think your question is best answered in song
                                       
                                      #19
                                        TnTinCT

                                        Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 9:26 PM (permalink)
                                        Great pics, really great shot of that crabcake! We caught a roller derby demo at the Ohio State Fair a couple of years ago - my favorite Derby name ever - Hellvetica!
                                         
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                                          wanderingjew

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                                          Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 9:35 PM (permalink)
                                          MiamiDon


                                          wanderingjew


                                          I95 forgot to tell you all that he is actually a participant on the Roller Derby Team

                                          Great looking Crabcake, although according to my co-workers the best Crabcake ever is at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Connecticut- even better than anything you'll find in Maryland


                                          Are these the same ones that say that the best BBQ is in RI?
                                           


                                          You got it!- Seriously- I can't make this s**t up!


                                          My coworker's brother is a manager there and apparently "everyone from Maryland who has visited there has told his brother this".

                                          I showed one of my other coworkers the roadfood list for Rhode Island and she singlehandedly shot every Rhode Island restaurant down, but she said Becky's BBQ is the best BBQ ever !

                                          I was telling another coworker who is originally from Nebraska (and now a Rhode Island Brown noser) about Travelin Man's favorite Italian Restaurant in Omaha, I'm not sure of the name of the restaurant she thought it was a place called Solo Mio? and her response was "it's good for Omaha but it would never survive in Rhode Island" then again, she said Outback was  just as good as Johnny's Cafe in Omaha!

                                          CheeseWit


                                          Dale: Michael Jordan Steakhouse is at the Mohegan Sun in CT, not Foxwoods.



                                          I wouldn't know, I try to avoid them both!

                                          swvadon


                                          Umm, okay. A crab cake made at a casino in Connecticut is better than any produced anywhere in Maryland. I imagine the casino does a bang up job on soft shell crab, too. Probably makes better ribs than anything Memphis has to offer, and better tacos than any truck in L.A.



                                          Hey, its' Mohegan Sun. Anything is possible. I'm just the messenger





                                          <message edited by wanderingjew on Sun, 02/21/10 10:53 PM>
                                           
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                                            Howard Baratz

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                                            Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Sun, 02/21/10 10:20 PM (permalink)
                                            i95


                                            buffetbuster


                                            ...are you also hinting that there are some of us who post too much?


                                            I think your question is best answered in song


                                            Rick Nelson posts too much? I thought he was dead.
                                             
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                                              signman

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                                              Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 2:01 PM (permalink)
                                              i95,  Glad you liked Matthews.
                                               
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                                                sk bob

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                                                Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 8:19 PM (permalink)
                                                buffetbuster


                                                i95-
                                                While I agree signman doesn't post enough, are you also hinting that there are some of us who post too much?  And if you are, I would appreciate you NOT naming names! 


                                                what
                                                 
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                                                  sk bob

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                                                  Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                                  are
                                                   
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                                                    sk bob

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                                                    Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                                    you
                                                     
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                                                      sk bob

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                                                      Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                                      saying
                                                       
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                                                        sk bob

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                                                        Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Thu, 02/25/10 8:21 PM (permalink)
                                                        ?
                                                         
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                                                          doggydaddy

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                                                          Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Fri, 02/26/10 9:21 AM (permalink)


                                                          That is one beautiful crabcake. Why can't there be delicious and properly made crabcakes beyond Maryland? I can make excellent ones using the crab I purchase at the restaurant depot. The quality is excellent. What is the difference between a Maryland cake and one from anywhere else?  The clean and canned crabs come from the same processor and have to travel a little farther inland.
                                                          To say that you cannot get a great cake elsewhere is like saying you cannot get a great steak beyond Texas, or Nebraska or Chicago. There isn't a great steak in Florida...
                                                          I guess Michael Jordon is all sorts of messed up. Trying to sell steaks beyond the stockyards full of Chicago bulls and cows and then trying to throw in crab cakes too. 

                                                          Roller derby is popular in Austin and still going. There are a couple of teams including one that consists of mothers.
                                                          banked track:
                                                          http://www.txrd.com/

                                                          flat track:
                                                          http://txrollergirls.com/

                                                          Mommy track:
                                                          http://www.austinrollermoms.com/

                                                          mark
                                                           
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                                                            dannybotz

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                                                            Re:A Perfect Evening in Baltimore... Fri, 02/26/10 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                                            Greymo- you can say that again!!!
                                                             
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