Saturday, July 7, 2007

Dizzy Issies

Cat and I were trying to decide where to go, outside of the usual haunts, and since we'd had a conversation about Dizzy Issies a couple of months ago, and I had read about it on Baltimore Snacker, we mapquested it and headed up to Remington. It's a little hard to find because the cross street, 30th Street, doesn't quite meet up with anything but Remington Street.

DI is located just across the street from the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes. We didn't see any of the gang there, but noticed that all of the windows in Duff's building are covered with lighting gels.

DI, which is a typical neighbourhood pub, was crowded at the bar, but there were some seats in the dining room. We snagged two and got to work ordering from their drinks menu. Cat started off with a wheat beer, which she said was a little licorice-y. I got a Tanquery & tonic, with lime. I usually order Mt. Gay rum & tonic, which I've been drinking since college, but DI doesn't carry Mt. Gay.

The dining room is a few steps up from the bar and is decorated with coloured fairy lights and old, not repro, advertising signs. There is a huge stone fireplace along one wall and the whole room only seats about 20. We did find out that the second floor is open as well.

Cat started with a cup of crab soup, which was thick and tomato-y and looked like it had lots of crab meat. She said it was a little spicy though. We both ordered burgers, medium. The waitress asked if we wanted our onions raw or cooked. WOW! The burgers came quickly and were juicy and perfectly cooked. I got a bleu cheese burger, a fave from college days at Happy Hamburger in St. Mary's County (RIP). The bleu cheese was a little overwhelming, but good anyway. The burgers came with what looked like Utz chips.

We still had a little room, so ordered a slice of lemon/coconut cake to share. It was light and very good. We each also had another drink.

The total cost for dinner was an amazing $33.00!!! The place was so small, I didn't take pix, but if you look at Baltimore Snacker's review, you can see some.

I've been asking people the quintessential question that every Baltimorean knows the answer to without blinking or hesitating. If you had to dump a dead body in the city, where would you do it? Answers please!

12 comments:

danielle said...

Great review of DI. I pretty much get MD Crab in all Baltimore/MD restaurants and bars and would say their soup is pretty good.

Was the wheat beer good licorice-y or bad?

I never thought of that as the quintessential Baltimore question. Hmm...

atlanta social said...

I have been reading your blog and enjoying it. My husband is coming to College Park for a post-doc. I have been told that Baltimore is easy to get to and we need to come up for to try all the restaurants. Just like we do in Atlanta.

Fairfax said...

I didn't drink the beer as I was too busy guzzling my T&T. But Cat didn't finish it, and she's a beer drinking gal, so I don't think it was too good.

D... I see you do a knitting blog. Ever been to "A Good Yarn" in Fells? Brilliant place

AS - Baltimore's great... lots cheaper than Atlanta!

Anonymous said...

Leakin Park!

You should check out the knitting place in Ellicott City - The Celtic Knot.

Rachel said...

lake montobello. or else druid hill park

danielle said...
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j said...

Sorry to leave this as a comment, but I didn't see an e-mail address. I am the moderator for the Baltimore forum of the food board www.donrockwell.com
It's similar to Chowhound, but better organized. I'm just writing to ask for your comments and posts so we can make our Baltimore forum as vibrant and helpful as our DC one. Thanks! Hope to see you on.

GunnarsMom said...

Anonymous here again - who won the prize?

Fairfax said...

Anonymous who guessed Leakin Park wins the prize! But who is anon?

GunnarsMom said...

I guess we will need another query! I'm from the Catonsville area.

Fairfax said...

Gunnarsmom, get in touch with me...
mfairfaxf at juno dot com and we will arrange a foodie prize. btw, my dog was originally named Gunnar or Gunner, but I decided that it wasn't the best thing to call him in Pigtown! So now it's Connor, which is close enough.

K8teebug said...

That scary area you get to when you travel too far down Falls Road.