Dick’s Last Resort restaurant and bar had an official ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate its recent opening in the Inner Harbor. The event was in keeping with Dick’s reputation as a snarky, but all-in-good-fun place to eat and drink, says magazine intern Elizabeth Laseter, who was on hand for the shenanigans.
Here are her comments:
The scene was a lively one at the Power Plant, indeed. When I showed up a little before the 10:30 a.m. start, an excited server roped bead necklaces around my neck and attempted to get me to dance in the middle of the walkway outside. Dick, the grumpy-looking mascot, pictured, headed over the nearby footbridge toward the Aquarium, handing out more bead necklaces along the way.
I noticed that the ribbon itself was actually a fishing line, adorned with lacy bras, beer cans, feather boas, leis, several pairs of underwear, reading, “I Heart Dick’s,” and a single whoopee cushion. Balloons and beach balls decorated the outside of the restaurant as well.
Before the ceremony, the employees rounded up passersby in the area, encouraging them to stick around for the excitement. They also gave out Dick’s signature condom hats, including one to me that playfully jeered, “I don’t brush my teeth.”
Ted Moats, the CEO of Dick’s Last Resort, which has several locations around the country, made an appearance during the ceremony, noting that the restaurant had enjoyed over 15,000 customers since its opening three weeks ago. “We’re surrounded by great neighbors here in the Inner Harbor. There’s no better place in Baltimore for us to be,” he said.
After Dick the mascot cut the fishing line with a large knife, the restaurant featured half- price seafood buckets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to customers in honor of the ceremony. “We’re ready to show this city how to have a good time,” said assistant manager David Swann.
I have to say I was impressed. Dick’s definitely knows how to have fun, even at 10:30 in the morning.