SEEN ON THE SCENE: Yep, that was indeed a barber with hi scissors that made his way into Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden's office recently. Seems the new exec had been too busy to get a much-needed haircut, so someone on his staff decided to take matters into her own hands, or rather those of a barber. . .
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: The film, "The President Elopes," which was supposed to be in the process of being shot somewhere in Maryland, has been put on hold, indefinitely. Pooh, I guess that means I won't get to meet Robert Redford. (Michelle Pfeiffer is his co-star.) But if all goes well, another favorite of mine, Walter Matthau, is scheduled to do a film in Maryland in April 1992. . . .
Former Tio Pepe chef Angel Sanz is creating wonderful dishes from the kitchen of the Scarlett Cove Cafe, a large new restaurant in Scarlett Place at Pratt and President streets owned by Tom Quaranta and Jerry Ludwig. Cuisine is continental, but I'm told that some of the dishes Sanz created at Tio Pepe's can be found on the menu. The cafe, which is being managed by Garnett Roberts, former manager of Thompson's on York Road, is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Steve Aveson, who came to Baltimore in 1986 to co-host the now defunct "Evening Magazine," has landed a job in Boston as the continuity anchor for The Monitor Channel. A continuity anchor is the on-air host who appears during and between programs, adding texture and color, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but let's hope that Steve's not the only continuity anchor at the station, because when would he see his wife, Heather, and their two children. . . .
KUDOS: To WITH radio for beginning its broadcast day at 6 a.m. with John Wayne saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and then playing "The Star-Spangled Banner." They've done this every day since the war began. . . .
And to Bill Gaertner for almost single-handedly bringing the 38th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Football Banquet to Baltimore last week. T'was a coup. Never had this Southern-flavored banquet been held out of the state of South Carolina. Gaertner, of Baseline Software in Lutherville, has been active with Maryland's ACC programs for years, and of course, it didn't hurt to have Crown Central's Henry Rosenberg as the banquet chairman.
FUN, FACT & FICTION: I was distressed to read about Charles Levine Ltd., off-premise caterer, filed for Chapter 11 recently and that his assets were listed at $140,000 and his liabilities at $850,000. Let's face it, how often can you find an attractive man who can cook like Charles? However, Levine is weathering the storm now that he's back home running the Pimlico Restaurant for his aunt and uncle, Rita and Al Davis. He's making lots of changes to better the restaurant, but, sorry Charlie, I have a pTC complaint from several of your regulars. You've cut the size of their favorite Coffey Salad and taken away their pickled tomatoes and bread sticks. These ladies are not happy eaters right now. They say they'll pay the 50 cents you took off the cost of the salad, if you'll just give them back their lettuce.
WEEKEND GLIMPSE: Floral designer and author Harold Pearcy of Sussex, England, is at the Hunt Valley Inn today. He accepted the invite of the planners of the 21st Hunt Valley Antiques Show to participate in a lecture demonstration luncheon, followed by a workshop. The antiques show, which takes place all weekend at the Inn, is often referred to as the most affordable of the good shows. Pearcy, according to Eleanor Hale, speaking for the show, is "one of England's foremost flower arrangers."
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Baltimore Oriole Jeff Knight, Monday; WCBM radio's John Tegler, Monday; Ken Maylath, Monday, and Dwight Weller, Tuesday.
THE LAST WORD: "This is great for me, it allows me to have a better attitude and be in a better environment. This is the happiest I've ever been with a contract because of the way the Orioles have dealt with me." Glenn Davis after signing a $3.3 million deal with the Orioles.