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Martick's closed

KAZ Aug 14, 2008 04:50 AM

So says Dan Rodricks of the Sun papers:




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    hon RE: KAZ Aug 14, 2008 06:03 AM

    Sad but not surprising.

    1. baltoellen RE: KAZ Aug 14, 2008 06:59 AM

      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
        Warthog RE: baltoellen Aug 14, 2008 07:13 AM

        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!

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          baltoellen RE: Warthog Aug 14, 2008 07:30 AM

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

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            Warthog RE: baltoellen Aug 14, 2008 09:09 AM

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

      2. sistereurope RE: KAZ Aug 14, 2008 09:14 AM

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

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          ILoveBacon RE: KAZ Aug 14, 2008 01:11 PM

          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. foster RE: KAZ Aug 14, 2008 07:32 PM

            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
              kelarry RE: foster Aug 16, 2008 01:20 AM

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

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              chefbook RE: KAZ Nov 9, 2008 05:37 AM

              Morris Martick is back at the stove. Due to the ennui of early retirement and the corresponding lack of income, Morris has begun offer his French country style pate to the public again. You stll have to call in advance and knock on the door, but for the effort you will receive a loaf of fine pate to take home and delight you inner chow-hound. Morris is also considering less intensive ways to re open the restaurant. He has floated the idea of a prix fixe meal - only one offering per night - to include appetizer, entree, dessert...

              Martick's Restaurant Francaise
              214 W Mulberry St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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                LGood RE: chefbook Nov 9, 2008 08:30 AM

                Curbside takeaway pate? Chef Martick is my idol.

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