I’m looking forward to hearing local legend Lavenia Nesmith perform this evening at the Chrysalis. Don’t have your tickets yet? Click here. The park opens at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30. You can even get fancy and order a picnic platter from Cured.
During the day there’s Books in Bloom at Merriweather, 11-4. Registration for the free event is here.There’s so much going on at this event that I can’t even begin to give you a decent overview, so just click here and take a look for yourself.
Last night my husband and had an early dinner with the interim pastor from our church and his wife. They invited us to meet them at one of their favorite places: Shannon’s, in Ellicott City. I had never been there for an actual meal, although I had attended a political campaign breakfast there a few years ago.
It’s clearly a popular place. We arrived at four thirty and it was already beginning to attract a dinner crowd. Both our waitress and the manager were well known to our dinner companions, so we got quite a bit of extra attention. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and yes, I photographed it.
Amazing pork chops.
Strawberry Smith Island Cake.
There’s enough variety on the menu that one can go big or small depending on one’s hunger level and or depth of pocketbook. The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. Oh, and my gin and tonic was perfect.
I have to admit that it is easy to drive by restaurants in shopping centers. They just don’t catch my eye. I really must get out of the Bubble more often. Shannon’s is definitely worth a second look.
When we left, at around 5:40, there were people inside waiting for tables and a line out the door.