The Chop Goes to the Babe Ruth Museum

One of the benefits we were promised we could enjoy when we bought Orioles season tickets this year was free admission to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and museum downtown. We’re also entitled to other freebies like ballpark tours and admission to the Sports Legends Museum, but so far we haven’t taken advantage of these. Until […]

Angry Samoans @ Sidebar Tonight

Longtime readers of this blog will note that we’re generally not interested in nostalgia acts. It’s always been our feeling that any band’s useful lifespan is about 8 years, and you can maybe tack on two years to the front or back of that for garage days and farewell tours- but in no wise should […]

The Beaux’ Stratagem Opening @ Everyman Theater Tonight

You’ll have to forgive the Chop if we’re a little impatient this evening, Baltimore. Pardon us if we’re a bit brusque with a busboy or a peck piqued at a parking attendant. For you see, tonight we’ve got a curtain time to make. This evening we’re heading downtown to the Everyman Theater for the opening […]

Gameday Regulars, All Eyes West @ Sidebar Tonight

It was a slow weekend around the Chophouse. We spent most of it drinking boxed wine and watching hard-boiled movies from the 70′s like Midnight Express and Dog Day Afternoon. Hell, it was a slow weekend around Baltimore. Except for Sunday night, there wasn’t much doing. So we wouldn’t have minded too much if tonight’s […]

Dempsey’s Brew Pub: Bush League Service in a Big League Setting

We’ve had our eyes trained toward the ballfield all season long at Oriole Park this year. In fact, we’ve focused so closely on the diamond that we missed the new Dempsey’s Brew Pub almost entirely. Oh, we knew it was there and all. It’s kind of hard to miss these days with its giant marquee […]