10/22 - Nomadic EDGAR ALLAN POE-try Event: A DEATHLY PALL
This is the last of a four part series. (Sorry I’m just catching wind of this now!) that takes place at noon on Wednesdays in October. So basically, unless you work very strange hours or very close to Upper Fell’s this probably isn’t very convenient, but it’s pretty cool. This week, Aaron Henkin of The Signal fame will read obscure works of Poe right outside of the building he died in back in 1849.
This is all put together for Free Fall Baltimore by The Poe House, which incidentally, is not open on Wednesdays. Since this only lasts about a half hour, if you want to make a Poe day of it you can head over to his grave site or check out a previous post about celebrating Poe.
10/15 - WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS AT JOHNNY’S RESTAURANT
Website sums it up wonderfully so no need for me to:
Whiskey Wednesday features a themed flight of four, half-ounce, pours on a tasting mat with descriptions of each. The tasting will be set in a relaxed, self paced, atmosphere including two snacks as an accompaniment.
This month’s theme is corn whiskey. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Maryland SPCA
Bring A Date?
So keep in mind, this is up in Roland Park so likely super inconvenient to you unless you live in Charles Village and it’s still a bit of a hike. That being side, if you’re a couple dates in it’s easy to make a night of it. Start with dinner since the whiskey tasting isn’t til 8. Johnny’s has a fancy vibe with reasonable prices $15-$20 dinner plates. The whiskey sampling is $25 a person so be prepared to shell out about $100 at a minimum that night. Also, it goes without saying, make sure you bring someone that is into whiskey, preferably super into it. It’d be smart to plan for a ride there and back for both of you together or separately.
Find A Date?
If you know your whiskey, you have a built in conversation starter. Ask someone you find attractive which they liked the most and if you’re an aficionado, mention your collection of scotches, wines, etc. It’s a setting where it’s appropriate to show off (only a little) and can lead to a “oh, I’d love to try that sometime!” That is when you mention a bar or restaurant that carries it and suggest meeting for dinner/drinks a different day or invite them back to your place if you’re feeling bold after all that whiskey.
This event takes place monthly so if you can’t make this one check out their website for others.
"Rye Whiskey makes the band sound better, makes your baby cuter, makes itself taste sweeter. Oh, boy!"
The time has come for another! The invites went to the mailing list first so we let those people snatch up tickets first. To there’s only a few left!
Don’t hesitate to join the waitlist because, as you may know, people are flaky so a spot is bound to open up!
10/14 - SUPPER CLUB AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE
So there’s this thing called “Supper Club” that takes place every month-ish at the Creative Alliance’s “farm to fork” restaurant called The Marquee Lounge. The chef cooks a themed meal and everyone at the table shares if family style! This month, in honor of Baltimore Beer Week, the theme is beer. Nick, “The Baltimore Beer Trekker” will be at the dinner table sharing his knowledge of brewing table.
Bring A Date?
Well, it’s a dinner date with a fun little twist. It’s a bit pricey at $40 a person but that includes a number of craft beers and a five course menu! The family style seating may make it distracting for a first date but could be an excellent date to bring along friends to or to assess what your date is like among different types of people. After dinner, take a walk around Patterson Park to walk off the beer, fried chicken and chocolate porter cupcakes. Or you can head over to Johnny Rad’s and challenge your date to Skeeball. Either way, make sure you have an opportunity to have some alone time with your date.
FInd A Date?
So the food is served at 7 but there is mixing and mingling at 6:30, this is your opportunity to make friends before you sit down. Probably be good to bring a friend and just casually chat with everyone at the table. The family style seating (and the beer) will get everyone to open up pretty quickly. Take advantage of that & exchange numbers with someone you found intriguing.
Come as strangers, leave as friends (or at least drunk on craft beer).