Star nomination discussion
Archived from Wikitravel:Star nominations:
Here's a great neighborhood in an improperly often overlooked American city. I'm feeling pretty happy with the article, and think it should hold up through the nomination process. It would be the first Baltimore star, on the path to starring the city guide itself! --Peter Talk 14:14, 15 August 2011 (EDT)
- I wish I had your eye for what makes a readable map. Just a couple of notes: I don't know that it's necessary to have subheadings in "Sleep", since there are only five listings. And it appears a little awkward to have two different kinds of subheadings in "Eat": two by cuisine and three by price; it's not immediately obvious how they interact with each other. LtPowers 09:12, 16 August 2011 (EDT)
- Superb. Especially love the map and I think that this is the standard we should all strive for when drawing district maps. I would agree that the sleep section does not really need splitting. On the eat section I think the preamble makes it clear enough and I like the way it has been split. Oh, support in case that was not clear :).--Burmesedays 09:51, 16 August 2011 (EDT)
- Support. I'm jealous of your map, now I have the urge to remake some older ones of mine.. Anyway, I still have a few questions. The Do section lists the Fells Point Ghost Tours—does this comply with our Tours policy? About the map, it says "Fell's Point" twice which I think is a bit confusing. And finally, I agree with LtPowers' notes of the Eat and Sleep sections. --globe-trotter 10:16, 16 August 2011 (EDT)
- I'm ambivalent towards that ghost tour listing. I do feel that it doesn't pass muster per tour, but I can't work up any hostility towards it. And thanks for all the map compliments! It was a tricky one. --Peter Talk 10:08, 22 August 2011 (EDT)
- Obrycki's, 1727 E Pratt St, ☎ +1 410 732-6399, . March-Nov: M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11:30AM-9:30PM. Ask your hotel concierge where to have Maryland-style crabs, and Obrycki's will likely be the first word to pass through their lips. The crab house dates back to 1944, which later expanded to be a first rate seafood house, more generally. Still, though, the crabs are the local stars. Obrycki's does not use the typical Maryland Old Bay seasoning you'll find all over the state—it's too old school for that. Back ih the day, every crab house used their own spice, and Obrycki's is using the same black pepper based spice they always have. Closed in the winter, since they only serve fresh local seafood! 2011 is, believe it or not, Obrycki's last year before they close their doors for good, so it would be good to make a visit before it's too late! $18-50, crabs by market price (not cheap).
--Peter Talk 18:41, 10 March 2012 (EST)
- La Cazuela, 1718 Eastern Ave, ☎ +1 410 522-9485. 11AM-10PM daily. Ecuadorian food! Similar to Peruvian food, ever-divey Cazuela has some really hard-to-find dishes on the menu, most notably cuy for a wild $40, the incredibly delicious food of the Incan kings (fried guinea pig, to be exact). The churrasco platter is a prime choice for a big appetite—an enormous skirt steak with fried egg, guacamole, plantains, and just about everything else. Ceviche is another great option, particularly if your appetite is not so gargantuan. $8-45.
--Peter Talk 19:11, 24 July 2012 (EDT)