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Aug 14, 2008 04:50 AM

Martick's closed

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  1. Sad but not surprising.

    1. Thanks for the very sad head's up. But, let's see if Morris can stand retirement. And, of course, Martick's just couldn't stay around forever.....

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      1. re: baltoellen

        Well, Martick's Restaurant could continue on for quite some time, but *Morris* certainly can't, unless he's got some secrets well beyond his pate' recipe!

        1. re: Warthog

          C'mon, Warthog, who else could run Martick's but Martick? Isn't the fact that he's there part of the package? ;-)

          1. re: baltoellen

            Didn't say it would be the same, but "not the same" doesn't automatically mean "not good", "not worth continuing" or whatever.

      2. I'm with you Baltoellen - I can't imagine Morris being happy in retirement!

        1. First time I ever went to Martick's, I went with 3 girlfriends. We rang the doorbell and Mr. Martick let us in. He showed us to our table, gave us menus, took our drink order, went to the bar to make the drinks, brought the drinks out and served them, took our dinner orders and disappeared for a bit. Came back to the table with our food and while doling out the plates, told us that he just made everything himself! Disappeared while we ate then came back to clear the table and to take our dessert orders. Came back in a jiffy with the sweets and sat at the next table for a little chit-chat with us, promoting his piloting service to the beach. All this with his pant zipper COMPLETELY down the entire time. I have very fond memories of that night as well as subsequent dinners at Martick's. While I am sad at the passing of a true Baltimore dining experience, I wish him the very best.

          1. Well at least I can say I went there, just in time. I was there this winter. It was quite hopping on a cold cold Friday night. Morris was in and out of the back but appeared to be cooking mostly. There were others helping too. They forgot one of our entrees & ended up bringing us that & a free bottle of wine to make up for it.

            Dan Rodricks does have some nice ideas, it would be something if MM & all his patrons could see the place fixed up and thriving again. However, if he's done, he's done & it could be upsetting if the phone started ringing of the hook bugging him to to do something he doesnt want to do.

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            1. re: foster

              Rumor has it that he was even BORN in that building.