Valentine’s Day Re-Cap Part II

Our Saturday started off on a high note with Slumdog Millionaire.  I’ve been wanting to see it since it opened a few months ago, and now that it’s blowing up and is in more theaters, it became much easier for us to go and see it. 

It was a fabulous movie with great music, great actors, great plot, great character development.  They even finished it with a great Bollywood performance at the end, which I loved!

Go see it when it’s on the big screen and just enjoy.

Later that night, we headed out to try to find a place to eat that wouldn’t be full of the Valentine’s Day crowd.  Capt. and I were planning on eating a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, and so our purpose was just to find somewhere good that wouldn’t be crowded.  When Capt. suggested Paper Moon Diner, I happily agreed and we headed straight there.

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Paper Moon Diner isn’t your typical diner.  It’s an eccentric, artistic, and quite frankly, out there version of a 1950s diner.  I believe it’s located near the Maryland Institue College of Art and certainly appears to be decorated by a MICA student.  If you go there, expect to be welcomed by bright colors, sit next to a number of decorated mannequin bodies, and see vintage toys hanging from the ceilings.  And, after you’re finished taking it all in, sit down and be prepared to enjoy their delicious food!

Capt. and I both order burgers, which were juicy, full of flavor, and cooked perfectly.  My burger was the Fancy Pants burger, which was a beef patty with cooked onions and goat cheese served on a foccia roll.  I was also served sweet potato fries on the side, which were absolutely delicious!

The only downfall of the meal was our dessert, a warm brownie sundae.  I learned that brownies are one of Capt.’s favorite desserts, and Paper Moon Diner’s didn’t quite meet up to his standards.  Perhaps it was the burnt brownie or the fact that it was covered completely in ice cream.  We were nonplussed by it, but it certainly didn’t dampen our high from our great meal.

If you want diner food with a twist at a not quite so typical diner, head straight to Paper Moon.

We then ended our night at one of my favorite bars in Baltimore, Little Havana.  Little Havana is much more popular in the summertime, when they open their doors and welcome people to sit outside on their balcony, which overlooks the Bay.  If you’ve never been, I recommend that you wait until summertime so you can experience the bar when it’s most bumping!

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Overall, Little Havan offers a casual environment with a shuffle board board, bar favorites like Golden Tee and Silver Strike, decent food, and wonderful mojitos!  The food is cuban inspired and they have some of the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had. 

Apparently their brunch — which is about $15.00 for a meal and bottomless mimosas and bloody marys — has a huge draw and is supposed to be delicious.  I’ve never been, but it’s at the top of my list.

We drank mojitos, watched the 3-point competition of NBA’s All-Star weekend, and ended our night.  Another great day of the weekend!

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