As I recall, I owe you a tidbit about food after the lovely Brian Ganz concert the other night. As I was preparing to leave the parking lot at “the City”, I called MFO so she could order a pizza which I would pick up on the way home (convenience over quality). A return call soon came to the cell with the information that Pepperoni’s had closed at nine. Excuse me, a place that offers pizza closes at nine? Most pizza eaters are just getting sentient at nine. Oh well, let’s try (our new nearby) Jerry’s again. A few minutes later I got another cell call (and yes, I was distracted) that said that our order was number 33. So a few minutes later I was in the parking lot and went into Jerry’s. This is about twenty after nine. I went in to be greeted by an incredibly happy oriental gentleman, and he said my order was not quite out of the oven. Eventually it was, and with lots of smiles and nods I went home. We have learned that store bought pizza improves with a session on the stone in the oven. The size of the pizza provided challenges to get it on the stone, and we were only partially successful. We had selected an “all meat” variety.
Okay the pizza, even though crisped by being on the stone, was not good. The crust was still thin and mushy on the bottom and the ingredients were only average. I'm sure the cheapest money can buy. With now maybe four or five orders from Jerry’s, I am almost ready to write them off. Rice has been iffy, pizza has been uniformly bad. They have an incredible kitchen, but nothing that has come out of it so far has impressed me. Too bad.
After MFO’s meeting of the Historical Preservation Commission yesterday we did our usual pilgrimage over the bridge to the Dry Dock. We assumed our normal seats at the bar, and our drinks were set in front of us almost before we sat down. It’s nice to be known. I may have said this before, but one of the servers who worked there in the golden days of the "old" Dry Dock is now there to assist in managing the place. I often emote about the “original” Dry Dock in the block house across the parking lot from the current location. Looking back I think they had best core of servers that has ever been assembled around here. The food was good last night, and we especially enjoyed going over old times with our friend. Sigh, those were the good old days..
Friday’s (partial) to do list:
Might include taking in this year’s offering of the Mark Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture. It will be given at 7 TONIGHT in the O’Brien Rec Center (the gym) at St. Mary’s College by David Rakoff. Mr. Rakoff is a nationally recognized (Thurber Award, among other distinctions) humor writer. It is to be noted (which just sunk into the feeder’s small brain) that the lecture has NOTHING to do with Mark Twain. The only subject mentioned is that he will speak on “defensive pessimism, and his new award winning book…” kind of a small red flag there, but it could be entertaining. Think no fee.
Unfortunately at the same time tonight 7pm one of Historic St. Mary’s City Maryland Dove interpreters (and their waterfront supervisor) from, Joe Greeley will give a program called:
“Over the Ramparts – Fortifications in the Chesapeake, 1607 to 1945”: the fascinating story of the changing fortifications protecting the Chesapeake. HSMC Visitor Center auditorium, also free.
Musically there will be a concert tomorrow at that popular 7pm by guitarist Peter Griggs performing “500 years of Music for the Guitar” (hopefully that is NOT the length of the concert) down at Chaptico’s Christ Episcopal Church. “a free will offering will be accepted”.
TODAY will be the last student recital of the school year ~ 3pm in Montgomery Hall, Room 25 on the campus of St. Mary's College. There will be a lot of great music. Free.
On a grander scale, tomorrow is the annual Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering at Jefferson Patterson Park. Usual stuff, hammer throws, bagpipes, drinking. 20 buck admission 10 – 6.
Closer to home is the Going Green Expo held at Annmarie Sculpture Gardens, 10 – 5. Free.
Okay, enough for today