Good thing I took that little mini-break to Baltimore. Because my life turned absolutely nutty afterwards. Family stuff, work stuff, roommate stuff…I think it’s sorted itself out for the most part.
Unfortunately it has left me with several half-formed blog entries and no more space on the memory card in my camera. And a (possibly) fractured foot (again)- but that’s a story for later.
Let’s start with the pirates, shall we?
Ah, there we go.
The pirate/pyrate/privateer/whatever invasion of Fell’s Point was kind of a wash. Low on the actual pirate fighting, high on vast expanses of untoned white flesh in pseudo-bondage Dungeons and Dragons gear. Ick.
Lou and I managed to have a fun time though, because we will get down anytime, anywhere. Friday night kicked off with a reunion at the train station, followed by much debate over proper attire, and culminated with a pirate-themed beer tasting with the Charm City Muggers. Btw, stay away from the Piraat Ale. It’s delightfully tasty and packs quite the wallop, clocking in at something like 10.5% ABV. After much merry-making, crab dip eating, and placing of stuffed animals upon heads for funny pictures, we decamped to Bartenders for delicious pizza and Miller Lite. Perfect.
As a result of the previous nights activities, it took us a while to get moving. So, at about 2:00, Lou and I found ourselves (seriously, I’m not sure how we pulled together to get there, we just did) at the Blue Moon Cafe (soon to be featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives).
Sitting not far from the water on Aliceanna Street, Blue Moon Cafe sort of reminds me of Practical Magic, with a little bit of that movie with Bette Midler and SJP as witches thrown in.
The table was also decorated with the two things I always want to see on my brunch table (aside from coffee and/or a mimosa):
This is a “bitch biscuit.” When you are bitchy-hungry and in dire need of something before your food is ready, you can be the proud recipient of a “bitch biscuit.” How can you not love this place?
I opted for pancakes and bacon with a massive hashbrown,
while Lou went with an omelette and fruit, thus making her brunch “healthy.”
We really wanted a cinnamon roll, but it didn’t pan out, pardon the pun.
After brunch, we went down to the water for the “invasion,” where we overheard the following:
Girl talking to friend: “Remember all those weird people I told you about that like to dress up like pirates? THEY’RE HERE!”
Our afternoon (read: drinking) continued on, leading to this:
Along with us playing on this:
And ending up (after $1.25 PBR drafts) here, where we sat in the booth where part of Syriana was filmed:
I would like to say we were equally interesting on Sunday, but we spend the day in pajamas on the couch, watching Top Chef.
Oh wait, we did get up to make a run to Rita’s.