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My nonalcoholic substitutions

Thanks to those of you who suggested nonalcoholic substitutes for the Foodie 100 list.

Because it's all in good fun, and there are many excellent suggestions that didn't make it onto the original list, I can't get too bent out of shape at the idea of making substitutions for those who want 100 things to do but don't drink.

In fact, some day if I have the energy I might even make up a list for vegetarians. (A vegan list is a little beyond me.) ...

I thought this would give me a chance to add some that should have been on the original list, like the peppermint sticks. But then when I did a "find" search, I found that the lemon/peppermint stick was on the original list at No. 46. It's hard to keep track.

Here are my substitutions:

4. Drink a Natty Boh.

4. Eat Burke's fried onion rings.

15. Knock back a goblet of Resurrection Ale at Brewer's Art.

15. Decide whether Grace Garden really does have the best Chinese food outside of China.

18. Have a Black Eyed Susan at the Preakness.

18. Get a toffee apple from Lisa Anne's.

23. Order a Tio Pepe sangria (red). It contains fruit, so it counts as food!

23. Order a slice of pine nut roll from the dessert cart at Tio Pepe.

42. Discuss a bottle of wine with Tony Foreman at Cinghiale.

42. Have the Arbuckle's Delight flavor at Lee's Ice cream.

54. Sit at the bar at Cinghiale and order anything. Talk to Rob about wine when Tony isn't in town.

54. Sit at the bar at Cinghiale and order anything.

84. Oysters and beer at Cross Street Market!

84. Oysters from Nick's at Cross Street Market!

87. Go to the Wine Market on a Monday night and enjoy a neighborhood discount (extended to all diners).

87. Go to the Wine Market on a Monday night for the food and enjoy a neighborhood discount (extended to all diners).

90. Margarita in a hubcap from Nacho Mama's.

90. Nachos in a hubcap from Nacho Mama's. 

91. Take the Clipper City brewery tour.

91. Or how about mushroom fritters or mushroom sandwiches or any mushroomy goodness at the mushroom stand at Waverly Market.

95. Sip a Bloody Mary with an Old Bay rimmer. I only see this done at Baltimore restaurants.

95. Sip a Virgin Mary with an Old Bay rimmer. I only see this done at Baltimore restaurants. 

(Amy Davis/Sun photographer)

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