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Frank and Nic’s West End Grille

Frank and Nics

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While on my business trip to Baltimore, my colleague and I were looking for a place for lunch.  Frank and Nic’s was on the list of recommended restaurants from our hotel and it was within walking distance.

Frank and Nic’s West End Grille isn’t your regular sports bar.  It may be right next to the Baltimore Oriole’s stadium, but this casual restaurant has more to offer than beer and burgers.  ITurkey Pot Roast Sandwich tried something different: the turkey pot roast sandwich. It was piled high with meat, potatoes and bacon.  Yeah, it’ll kill ya, but it was very yummy.

If that’s not for you, Frank and Nic’s has quite a varied menu.  It includes grilled chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, Philly cheesesteak, short ribs, salmon, crab cakes, steaks, as well as vegetarian options and, of course, several types of burgers.

We didn’t have any alcoholic beverages at lunch, but they have a lot of fun drinks including a white chocolate martini, West End Margarita, Mojito, the Zenith Martini, the Camden Crush and something called The Skurble.

Being located so close to the stadium, I can imagine Frank and Nic’s must get really busy before and after baseball games. So, you may want to try it in the off-season.

Dates of Visit:  October 2012

http://www.frankandnics.com/

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Relive your childhood at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

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I mentioned in a previous post that I recently went on a business trip to Baltimore, Maryland. On the last day, since my colleague and I had a few hours before heading to the airport, we decided to check out Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. It’s located downtown at Camden Station, right next to the Baltimore Orioles baseball stadium.

Now, I’ve read other reviews of Geppi’s and some people have complained about the $10.00 admission charge. (If you find one of their brochures around town or at a hotel, you can get $2.00 off.) Granted, that does seem like a lot for a somewhat small 8 room museum, but if you find at least one item in there that you remember having as a kid, it’s well worth the admission just for the nostalgia factor. I reached euphoria seeing the exact same Chitty Chitty Bang Bang lunchbox I had on my first day of school back in 1970.

As their brochure says, Geppi’s is a “breathtaking trip through 250 years of American pop culture.” (Well, maybe not breathtaking, but certainly awesome!) At any one time, the museum is home to more than 6,000 items: toys, dolls, games, movie posters, memorabilia, collectibles and hundreds of comic books, including some first editions. I’ll let my photos speak for themselves.

          

          

                                

So, take a trip back in time to your childhood, when your best friends were G.I. Joe, the Fonz and Charlie’s Angels. They’re all at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

Dates of Visit:  October 2012

www.geppismuseum.com

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Phillip’s Seafood at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

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It’s not often that I have to go out of town for work (alas, I don’t write my blog for a living.) So, this was a great opportunity to write about places outside my usual stomping grounds. This trip took me to Baltimore.

Even though I was out of town, I still found myself eating at yet another seafood restaurant. But this time, I actually had one of the few seafood dishes that I like, New England Clam Chowder. The restaurant was Phillip’s Seafood at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

The Phillips family has been in the seafood business since the turn of the century. Grandpa first had a crab processing plant in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. In 1956, the Phillips family moved to Ocean City, Maryland, where they opened a small carryout restaurant, Phillips Crab House, where they sold the overstock from Grandpa’s plant.

The company has grown considerably over the last 50 years. They now have several locations along the eastern seaboard where they serve fresh seafood in a casual yet classy atmosphere. In addition to their Maryland locations, they also have restaurants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington D.C. They even have several airport locations including ones in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Newark and Savannah.

But back to the food, the New England Clam Chowder was good, a bit fishy for my taste, but nice consistency. My colleague ordered the grilled Mahi Mahi, which he enjoyed. And for dessert, chocolate lava cake.  Of course, they’ve got all the usual seafood dishes like lobster, shrimp, clams, and what they’re most famous for…crab.

Dates of Visit:  October 2012

http://www.phillipsseafood.com/

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