Friday, August 22, 2008

Homer's Food Song

"i like pizza
i like bagels
i like hotdogs with mustard and beer
i'll eat eggplant
i could even eat a baby deer
who's that baby deer on the lawn there?!"

This is the Yumm blog and will be split into 3 parts.

I mentioned pizza earlier in the week, and while It was quite tasty, this week was our week to eat like kings and queens. I'm going to start with breakfast since for many of us it needs to be quick and filling, for some it can be leisurely and a time to plan the days events.

Breakfast in America

The food at Shula II is good but not exceptional except, I'm told for the fans of eggs benedict. Their Breakfast menu also features a dish that is hollandaise with crab, for the more adventurous amongst us. Breakfast opens at 6:30 Thursday and Friday and at 7:00 Saturday and Sunday. Room Service is also available. Full breakfast runs about 15.00 per and a liter bite 8.00 to 10.00.
At the sister hotel,The Radisson Lord Baltimore they have the irreplaceable breakfast buffet, located on the lowest level at 14.95. It's filling , quite good and blissfully fast or slow as you need it to be. Opened at 6:00 a.m daily.For those of you staying on the concierge level of either hotel there is of course the ever present continental breakfast

For people willing to shop, visit Lexington Market and stock up on fresh fruit and Berger's bakery (five block walk). Caribou Coffee (two blocks down) and Starbucks (in the Radisson) are both accessible as well. Sadly, I've yet to find a decent cup of tea nearby. Suggestions, locals?
Newly installed just around the corner from the hotel is the Parthenon Diner. We didn't make it into this tempting venue on this trip but the prices are great and Baltimore's City Paper gives it high marks. Open 24 hours. That's the ticket.

There are several other restaurants not too far away including dunkin donuts and mickey ds ( I refuse to give them capital letters). David and Dad's on Charles gets my vote every time for breakfast and lunch, it's a half mile up hill, a bracing early morning walk, food and a full day of panels. What could be better?

Since You Ask........

Jon Jordan recommends Gina's Cafe. Located on the corner of Calvert and Fayette, just turn right at the door until you get there for breakfast by the pound or a la carte. Only available Thursday and Friday, Jon says if you sign up here he'll join you on Friday at 7:00 a.m. Watching my husband eat by the pound is an experience not to be missed and this may allow him one decent meal over the convention's four days. And there truly is everything on the menu!!


Anonymous Jeff Cohen said...

May I humbly mention the Hollywood Diner, which was actually the set of the movie DINER and is now run by the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, with students learning food service to prepare for a career (and turn their lives around)? I have no idea how near it is to any of the hotels involved, but for Barry Levinson fans, it's a can't-miss.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bouchercon 2008 said...

The Hollywood Diner is a mere 7 blocks away for all Levinson fans. Turn right out of the hotel , walk down Fayette St until you get to Holliday head left (uphill) and it's on the east side of the streer at the corner of Saratoga and Holliday

Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:53:00 PM  

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