Flashback Friday – Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Flashback Friday

The following originally appeared on 6/8/08 at Exit 51.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Not even two days after I was drooling over the prospect of a great new eatery here in Charm City, I am sad.  Sad because one of my favorite special occasion restaurants is gone.  Poof.

Taste has closed.

I liked this place for one main reason.  Miso Planked Salmon. Here’s the description from their menu – “Salmon on a plank – house specialty, hand cut miso marinated salmon filet grilled on a cedar plank and presented with wasabi cream”.  I swear it was so good I wanted to politely find a way to lick every last bit of that charred plank.

And the fact that once upon a time, I had my very first big girl hair cut in that very same space.  It used to be a shoe store which had a hair salon.  Baltimore, go figure.  I walked in there one day with hair down to my waist.  I walked out sporting a feathered Dorothy Hammill do.

So despite the fact that I only ever went there a handful of times, I now need a new source of planked salmon goodness.  That’s not something I’m likely to find in my neighborhood.  So if you can hook me up with a recommendation, I’d be mighty obliged to you.

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8 Responses to Flashback Friday – Now You See It, Now You Don’t

  1. Jen W. says:

    It’s so sad when your favorite places closed. I was really upset that the Bicycle closed. It was one of the restaurants I was most excited to try before I moved to Baltimore, but I never got to go because it closed before I came to town.

    I know it’s not the same, but maybe you could buy planks and grill them at home? I got a plank kit when I was in Portland, so maybe Seattle has them too.

  2. Emily says:

    YOUR HAIR?????? what happened to your hair??????? and why did you cut it?

    • Wendi says:

      Oh Emily, I had hair down past my waist and it needed to go. In retrospect, going from one extreme to the other probably wasn’t the best choice but it’s what we did. The upside though is that my grandmother, who never throws anything away, kept the final ponytail and years later I was able to donate it to Locks of Love.

  3. Oh, girl. I had the Hamill *do* and I looked like a dyke. It was bad.

    • Wendi says:

      Kitch, despite having all that long hair for the first seven or eight years of my life, I’ve never been able to get it to grow out again.

      PS – Loved the photo Phoo_D posted of you at the Brownie Witch.

  4. Very sad when your favourite restaurant disappears……, but the Salmon on a Plank sounded amazing. Dishes like that usually metamorphosize somewhere else, the trick is to find it. Happy hunting 🙂
    Cheers Anna

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