Okay, okay. Let’s get the jokes out of the way first. I dined at The Peppermill last week. Of my own free will. And I’m under 80 years of age.
When I posted a check-in from there on social media, the number of responses I got that included the words “God’s waiting room” were multiple. Well, I’m here to tell you—I had a fabulous meal.
It was a cold and snowy Tuesday evening, which to my mind is the perfect kind of scenario for tucking in at this Baltimore County institution. My dining companion was Jim Burger, former Baltimore Sunphotographer, local writer, and known bon vivant, who first introduced me to the place years ago. Because of the snow, the bar and dining room were considerably less crowded than usual—the place is usually pretty full, mostly with regulars of…yes…a certain age.
Brian Michael Lawrence
Brian Michael Lawrence is one of THE Baltimore style experts. After all, he was the longtime editor-in-chief at STYLE Magazine, which specialized in covering everything stylish around the Baltimore area. Brian also served as editorial director for the digital division at Sinclair Broadcasting, and creative director at Blue Sky Design. Currently, he oversees communications & marketing for the department of Tourism, Film & the Arts at Maryland’s Commerce Department.
In his bi-weekly column, you’ll get to see what cool hotspots are piquing the interest of this Baltimore style maven and why - whether it's the fabulous food, cool cocktails or elegant environs.