829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Unprotected Sax




Where were we?  Where did we stop?  What did we have?

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    1. If Tillerman is close then you where in Baltimore, at Bertha's enjoying her Mussels or Obrycki's enjoying their Crabs either or it is a delicious time.

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    1. Dou...er, I mean Manassas is starting to melt.

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    1. Oh, we are a cheeky bunch. No, that's a tri-corn hat, meant to channel the piss coming from the balconies away from the street musician's head and body.

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  4. You are in Baltimore. You stopped at the red light. You had a a pear galette, with a warm caramelized pear, almond brittle, puff pastry, and the richest vanilla ice cream you’ve ever eaten

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    1. If you've ever ventured onto my other seldom-visited blog, you'd know I don't give a crap about dessert.

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  5. Maybe it's time for a clue: I asked our server for the correct pronunciation of the street's name, not being sure whether it was the British version or the American one. Upon answering my question, she exclaimed, 'well, we won the war!'.

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  6. Then you must have been on Thames Street?

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    1. Phew. The next answer should be easy.

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  7. Did you stop at the Admiral Fell Inn?

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    1. No, but we remarked at how the patrons were sitting in the open windowsills. Very inviting, but they were packed to the gills at 9 on Saturday night.

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    2. The Admiral Fell Inn sounds like the first line of an Abbott and Costello routine.

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  8. My next guess is that you went to the Thames Street Oyster House.

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    1. Aliceanna St. Fells Point, am I getting closer?

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  9. I think Tillerman has it and you were having unprotected Crassostrea virginica.

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  10. I think Panda has it and I don't think the picture was actually taken on Thames Street.

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  11. Whoops, make that the Waterfront Hotel.

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  12. North Carolina. Isn't that that guy named Sanders?

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  13. Manassas has it. The pic was taken on Thames Street in front of the Waterfront Hotel which is just a few doors down from the Thames Street Oyster House and, as this is the start of soft shell crab season, I'm guessing that's what you had and that's where you stopped.

    Did someone already guess Fort McHenry?

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    1. Aha.

      Quick question - anybody have any recommendations for a good place to try soft shell crab in either lower Manhattan or Brooklyn?

      I tried it once at Ed's Lobster Bar near where I work but they had it in this beer batter and I couldn't taste the crab so I still don't feel like I've given this strange east-coast delicacy a fair shake.

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    2. I know a good place for soft shell crab in Napa Valley.

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    3. I know a good place for softshell crabs in Lawrenceville, and they also have a guest room with towels and soaps.

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    4. Sounds elegant!

      I bet there's some good kayaking out that way...

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  14. I already guessed For McHenry and I still think that's a more plausible answer. Whoever heard of a Thames Street in Baltimore? Thames Street is in Newport.

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    1. And now I see you've already guessed the Thames Street Oyster House, too.

      Why don't I read these comments more carefully?

      At least you didn't already guess soft shell crabs, so I was the first with that wrong answer.

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  15. Is that a Karmann Ghia in your header photo?

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    1. No, it's a Volvo P1800.

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    2. No, not the car in the foreground. The smudge on the horizon.

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  16. I KNEW IT!!! Ralph Nader thought the Karmann Ghia was a P.O.S. (In fact he liked the Corvair over the Karmen Ghia) and so do I! Farfegnugen my ass. I will take the obscure, unknown and the 17 ever produced Volvo P1800's every time. THAT! is how I roll...Manassas out! (of his mind)

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    1. Wow. My 1998 Ford Expedition finally died on Good Friday of this year after logging over 268,000 miles. And I thought that was a lot. What did I do? I bought a Volvo.

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    2. We still have something from 1998 in our freezer.

      It's wrapped in aluminum foil, we don't know what it is, and we're afraid to open it.

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  17. We have had a Volvo for about 30 years.

    Our Volvo just had its first service.

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