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....And, another one's gone

baltoellen Aug 27, 2009 10:29 AM

Apparently, the Brass Elephant has closed.

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    Warthog RE: baltoellen Aug 27, 2009 10:36 AM

    Marconi's, Haussner's, Martick's, Brass Elephant

    So, Baltimore 'Hounds, what's on the top of your "Must go before it's gone" list of Baltimore "classics"?

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      baltoellen RE: Warthog Aug 27, 2009 10:40 AM

      I'd only eaten there once, but spent a fair amount of time in the lovely Tusk Bar upstairs. I am curious what "classics" are left....

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        amyatkendall RE: baltoellen Aug 27, 2009 10:46 AM

        I hope the Prime Rib holds out long enough for me to celebrate my 40th birthday there in December!

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          albinoni RE: amyatkendall Sep 15, 2009 07:02 AM

          Is Prime Rib in trouble? We love the place, go there whenever we are in Baltimore.

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            JonParker RE: albinoni Sep 15, 2009 10:17 AM

            I don't know that they're in trouble per se -- they've survived other economic downturns. But judging from the emails I get from them they're definitely struggling -- they've extended the Restaurant Week menu throughout the entire fall, and no longer require jackets although they are requested but optional on Saturday nights.

            I also love the place. Taking my fiance there was a magical experience.

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        ivysmom RE: Warthog Aug 28, 2009 04:04 PM

        I guess you'd have to include Tio Pepe's - love it or not it certainly must be a Baltimore classic. Anything left in Little Italy that could be considered a classic? We haven't been there in years. How about Ikaros - is that still open?

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          Bob W RE: ivysmom Aug 28, 2009 04:32 PM

          As you say, love 'em or not -- Chip's and Sab's?

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        dining with doc RE: baltoellen Aug 27, 2009 01:50 PM

        as a native baltimorean now living in montco, it makes me very sad to hear of these closings of the grand restaurants of baltimore. I used to love going with my parents to marticks, the chesapeake, the brass elephant, the pimlico hotel, as well as to my fav crab house "the late" pump room on north ave. may all these places RIP. I am sad

        1. kukubura RE: baltoellen Sep 3, 2009 12:06 PM

          This is no loss. Absolutely the worst meal of my life was eaten there.

          I am bummed about a bunch of the other closings, however. It's not like there's so much to choose from that we can lose this many. And I never got to eat at Bicycle, even though I had been planning on it! Darnit.

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