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Monthly Archive for November, 2008

A generous gift from a family friend enabled my family and I to dine at Cafe Mezzanotte last weekend. Located in a small professional complex on the southbound side of Ritchie Highway in Severna Park — with neighboring offices belonging to doctors and surgeons — apart from any other restaurants or bars, Cafe Mezzanotte has […]

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Inauguration Rentals

There’s been a lot of people renting out their houses and apartments for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, asking for ludicrous amounts of money. Thousands of dollars per night with four- to five-night minimums. The only people more silly than the people who think they’ll successfully negotiate a non-cash short-term sublease without a contract, legal assistance, […]

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A Mysterious Drainage Structure

What the heck is this? This structure is somewhat of a mystery to me. It sits at the bottom of one side of a man-made hill. There’s a road at the top of the hill. There’s a 24″ pipe inside that allows the marsh (to the lower left) to drain under the hill and downstream […]

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Making Garbage Plates at Home

When I went up to Rochester for a wedding in October I didn’t make it to Nick Tahous, but I had been planning to make garbage plates at home for a long time. Today was the day. Behold, my attempt at a cheeseburger garbage plate inspired by the original. For those unfamiliar, it’s a delicious […]

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Sequels are Rarely a Good Thing

I caught Quantum of Solace last night. It’s a Bond movie, so there isn’t much I could say that would spoil the plot. You’ve got the same formulaic action, shooting, stunts, fights, deaths, and spy stuff as the other installments taking place over land, air, and sea across numerous continents. My opinion closely mirrors Snay’s, […]

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Quick and Tasty Burgers at Five Guys

I like Five Guys. Even though they’re a rapidly growing chain, they started out small and they’ve stuck to their roots. Formally named Five Guys Burgers & Fries, they do burgers and fries really well. Technically there are hot dogs, grilled cheese, and veggie sandwiches (just toppings on a roll, minus the burger) on the […]

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Leftovers Will Have to Wait

I was out a lot last week. Monday afternoon I attended a business meeting at Hana to go over some quarterly numbers. That statement alone makes me feel old. I ordered the chicken yaki soba ($9.95) and enjoyed it, but the overall experience at Hana wasn’t too great. The pricing at this Piney Orchard establishment […]

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When I arrived at my polling center this morning at 6:50am there were approximately 500-600 people in line. I’m thrilled that it was such a great turnout, but I still couldn’t believe it. The parking lot was beyond full, so I opted to leave and try my luck after work. I’m not sure whether the […]

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