I really dropped the ball with the King of Jordan’s visit to Miss Shirley’s on Pratt Street. I knew about it on Sunday when the king was there. I’m glad Elizabeth Large was all over it on her blog.
I tend to be careful when it comes to reporting on what’s going on at Miss Shirley’s and the other restaurants owned by Eddie Dopkin since my daughter, Brigitte, is the chef at Miss Shirley’s. I don’t want to seem like I'm constantly promoting the restaurant, though, of course, this proud mom would like to!
Lots of "big names" eat at Miss Shirley’s. Brigitte is always texting me: "Scarlett Johansson is here. Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is here. Terry O’Quinn ("Lost") is here." Maybe I should do a separate Miss Shirley’s blog.
So when she told me the king was there, I just shrugged it off. But let me give you a recap of last week: On Wednesday, Chazz Palminteri, who’s in town for "A Bronx Tale" at the Hippodrome, had buckwheat pancakes and turkey sausage at Miss Shirley’s. Then Friday, Michael Phelps took his hearty appetite to the Roland Park Bagel Co., a Dopkin spawn, across the street. He had an everything bagel with bacon, egg, American cheese, and cream cheese.
Who knows who will show up this week? Keep those texts coming, Brig.