Friday mailbox cleaning: Duff rocks the Best of Baltimore party

Weekly linking makes no sense! It has to be done daily. There is so much good stuff out there.

So, look for daily linkage beginning on Monday.


In no particular order, except for the Duff item:

Duff Goldman was the surprise entertainment at Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore party, held Thursday night at the Hippodrome. There are photos on Suzanne Loudermilk's In Good Taste blog.

Olive Garden's annual $8.95 Never Ending Pasta Bowl deal began on Monday and continues through Oct. 9. There are 42 combinations (seven pastas, six sauces) (Nation's Restaurant News)

The Dining Dish blogger found out about a new restaurant in Pikesville named Elements when she received a daily coupon offer promoting it. Daily coupons can be an effective way to introduce your restaurant to the community. Another good way would be to send an email to the local newspaper's restaurant writer. Elements is at Pomona Square, 1700 Reisterstown Road. For information call 410-484-8188.

The Baltimore Sun's Read Street blog has a post on the simmering feud between Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain. In a TV Guide interview, Bourdain called Deen "the most dangerous person in America" for promoting unhealthy eating. Deen responded by implying that Bourdain was an elitist. (Christian Science Monitor, Eater).

Tim Hill has a review of Hungry Andy's in Fells Point (City Paper)

The Chicago Tribune's Christopher Borrelli on the cult of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay biscuit.