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Bo Brooks boo hoo

Julie Sep 4, 2001 08:12 PM

My Baltimore-dwelling friend and I were hankering for hard shells on Sunday and decided to use Chowhound and other advice to figure out where to go for them. We ended up settling on Bo Brooks since the Obrycki's idea seemed to be so controversial. Woe was us, when we discovered that Bo has moved from Belair Rd. to Boston St. in Canton, which seems to resemble a mall these days. We were looking for a good dive-y atmosphere, with crab shells all over the floor, and instead got a very sterile, too-big, fearsomely air-conditioned environment that was just all wrong. The crabs were good, but we need sides too and they were not up to the task. The cole slaw was watery. The single portion of fries that our harried waitress assured us was big enough to share was definitely not, although tasty enough. And the onion rings that we then had to order to fill ourselves up were astonishingly greasy and disgusting. Sigh. I had never been to Bo Brooks before and I wouldn't go back. A shame.

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    Lucien Sep 5, 2001 08:26 AM

    Hit L.P. steamer's next time. Has the atmosphere you are looking for, and better food, too. Sorry to hear about your "boo hoo" though.

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    1. re: Lucien
      Vorgydal Sep 5, 2001 01:22 PM

      Yah, too bad about Bo Brooks going all comfy, but at least it's not ersatzy like Obrycki's. Oh, I miss Gabler's! L.P. Steamer's sounds promising--I must get past my bias against its massively stupid name.

      1. re: Vorgydal
        Lucien Sep 8, 2001 10:50 PM

        well if it had a cool name then it wouldn't be hometown, now would it? :) I thing the point of the name is... L-ocust P-oint Steamers.

      2. re: Lucien
        Julie Sep 6, 2001 07:36 PM

        Thanks--where is LP Steamers?

        1. re: Julie
          Lucien Sep 8, 2001 10:48 PM

          On Fort Street, 2 blocks beyond Lawrence.

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