The foodie speaks

The last couple of days have been crazy, in every sense of the word. Most of the time I found myself running…..to catch a platform session, to meet someone I planned on meeting, to the poster sessions, to lunch. It’s amazing how much have been fit into a single day, and I am equally surprised by my ability to cope with it all. I had my own poster on Monday, and it was a great experience presenting one for the first time.

I did, however, manage time to venture out of the Convention Center. Sunday night, for example, I was at Pratt Street Ale House with my colleagues. It’s less than a five-minute walk from the Convention Center. I am not much into beer (I know! I apologize!!!), but I would say that the Bishops Breakfast was well worth it. So was the Breckenridge-Vanilla Porter. The atmosphere at the Ale House is pretty great too!

Monday night we tried out Luna Del Sea, a seafood restaurant also quite close to the Convention Center. It’s expensive (one meal is a minimum of $30), but the ambiance combined with the delicious shrimps and scallops definitely makes up for it.

And oh, did I mention I have finally managed to have Maryland Crab Cake? I have been waiting to try one ever since I heard about it. I will take this opportunity to thank Ellen Weiss, the Director of Policy and Communications of the Biophysical Society, for informing me about this particular item. It is nothing like anything I have had before, and would surely have it again before I leave Baltimore tomorrow (and when I am back, this will be the first thing I have!).

That will be all for now. Will be back soon with more.

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