So Preakness is today, and though I live in Baltimore, I won’t be going. I feel like I missed that chance a few years ago when I lived about half a mile away from Pimlico. One year, I was going to go, but I was too hungover from seeing Elvis Costello the night before. (Which was one of the best shows I have ever seen, and I was about 3 feet away from him.)
So here’s a list of some Preakness themed songs:
Great Songs with Horse in the title:
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? – U2
King Horse – Elvis Costello
Four Horsemen – The Clash
Songs about Baltimore or that mention Baltimore
Streets of Baltimore – Gram Parsons
Baltimore Oriole – George Harrison
Baltimore – Tori Amos
Trying to Get to Heaven – Bob Dylan (“Miss Mary-Jane got a house in Baltimore”)
Man Vs. Food has become my newest obsession. And with the exception of Mad Men, is probably the best show on TV. I stumbled upon it by accident, and found myself shocked, horrified, and amused at the things Adam Richman could eat. And then I was hooked.
Usually food eating contests, are quite disgusting. Who wants to see a dude shove as much food into his mouth as quickly as he can? Luckily, the show doesn’t do that. As Richman’s voiceover at the beginning of the states he’s “no competitive food eater, just a guy with an appetite.” And that’s true. Most of the time he wins the competition, but there’s several when he lets “food win”.
I was excited to see that last night’s show would be visiting my hometown of Baltimore. Sadly, they did not visit any of the place I’ve gone. I was glad to see they included a section about crabs, and even being from around the area I did not know pit beef was a local thing. That being said however, I was left wondering why the Baltimore area was shown as a carnivorous area.
If you’re looking for junk food and weird food items, what about Lake Trout? Okay so The Blue Moon Cafe’s Cap’n Crunch French Toast has already been covered by Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives. (Has Paper Moon appeared on any of these shows? If anyone knows let me know.)
On a good note, now I know where to go to get Crab Cakes that don’t have mayonnaise.