by Benn Ray
We know it's tough out there for old media - and we try to be patient, even when they fumble and stumble around in the new media world. And we at the Shank still like to root for the ol' hometown paper. But missteps like these make us anticipate saying "good riddance."
The Baltimore Sun likes to run these photo list features every so often, but this one struck the Shank as particularly stupid. In fact, it made us say, "Hey, fuck you, Baltimore Sun."
100 things Baltimore foodies must try
A couple of months ago, Baltimore Sun food writer Elizabeth Large asked readers of her blog, Dining@Large, to come up with a list of 100 Things Every Foodie Should Do in Baltimore. Here's the final list.
34. Make fun of the hipsters at Golden West and Rocket to Venus in Hampden.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Monica Lopossay / January 11, 2007)
Really? Making fun of people is a key element to being a foodie? Since when?
Hm. Maybe for certain kinds of "foodies" it is.
And while we're at it, can we ditch the term "foodie" as well? It just sounds like a lame attempt to avoid the socio-economic and educational associations that go with the term it's meant to replace, "amateur gourmet" (or "wannabe-gourmet").