March 2007

March 30, 2007

Adios, Amigos

Seems from a prominent Red Brick Management "For Lease" sign on the exterior that the former El Mundo Latino has shuttered—this corner is starting to look a bit like a cursed space. Isn't it odd how there are those, around town? I can think of two that spring immediately to mind...

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March 28, 2007

Tin Can's Two!

This Saturday, March 31, marks the second anniversary of a glorious experiment: what if we had this awesome, rumpus room bar/grille, where we'd serve a ridiculous number of beers in cans? Real men of genius at Tin Can Tavern and Grille, for sure, and the benefit's all yours, especially on this celebratory day. The Sega hockey tournament starts at 2, but don't fill up on snacks, because the corn dog eating contest starts at 6 p.m. sharp. (Undetermined at press time is whether said dogs must be eaten from the stick, or if variations are allowed....) Giveaways, food and drink specials, live music and more, all at 3157 Morganford, in our fave up-and-coming district.

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March 17, 2007

Sweet Cherry Dresses and Country Club Dreams

*That's* what little girls are made of! In today's New York Times, a fascinating story-behind-the-story of the smocked cherry dresses made (since time immemorial, evidently) for the Woman's Exchange, along with a social history of such exchanges and their specialties and functions in American urban lore (The New York exchange "made a specialty of smock dresses, bittersweet chocolate cakes and cod balls. (The exchange fell victim in 2003 to soaring real estate prices.) The Baltimore exchange became renowned for sock monkeys. St. Louis had the cherry dress.") Writer Guy Trebay also makes note of the Lou's "unusually robust country club scene," though Miss Cherry should note that she herself is quite fond of lunch now and again at the Exchange...and knows of no country club in this town that would have her.

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