The beleaguered ghost of Edgar Allen Poe can rest a little more easily — or at least grab a drink — as the Annabel Lee Tavern is officially back.
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“Despite our best efforts, it is with a heavy heart to let you know that we will be closing our doors for the last time on Sunday, May 28th,” owner Kurt Bragunier wrote in a message on Facebook. “Thank you for your patronage over the past decade. Make sure to come in this weekend for one last hoorah!”
-as adapted by Dustin Fisher
Once upon a long off season, Ravens fans were given reason
To sit in the bleachers freezin, spilling nachos on the floor –
For the Ravens paid Ray Rice, and though the halfback named his price,
They still would not even think twice when Flacco asked the team for more.
But still the city cheered for they would have Lil Ray for five years more.
“Praise the Lord” quoth Baltimore.
We’re sure you’ve all marked your calendars, but just a friendly reminder: tomorrow is the 204th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. Not only did he give us a mascot for our professional football team, he also inspired that one Simpsons episode where Lisa’s rival builds a diorama based on “The Tell Tale Heart” and Lisa steals it, only to be haunted by the mechanical ticking of the diorama’s hideous heart. Surely this is what compelled the Poe Toaster to arrive at Poe’s grave in the wee hours of Poe’s birthday, every year for 75 years. The Toaster, a silent, hooded figure, would arrive at the grave, lay three red roses at the grave, pour him/herself a glass of cognac, toast, and leave the rest of the bottle at the grave site. Nothing more. The phenomenon ended a couple of years ago when the Toaster failed to make their usual appearance. Alas.
I can’t get behind fusion cuisine. It feels so artificial and indecisive. Some things just aren’t meant to be combined.
Other things, however, became exponentially better when put together. Eggs and bacon. Theater and bars. Peanut butter and chocolate. This Sunday evening, in conjunction with The Baltimore Performance Kitchen and Centerstage, Single Carrot Theatre will be performing The Poe Project at Liam Flynn’s Ale House. Directed by the same talented Genevieve deMahy who brought us Hotel Cassiopeia last season, The Poe Project promises to be equally as compelling. This interactive show will pull from all of Poe’s murky history and precocious prose, and if that isn’t incentive enough, it’s being supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the “Big Read.”