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Where is your "piazza" in Baltimore?


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Where is your "piazza" in Baltimore?

baltimorejim | Mar 21, 2013 08:01 PM

A few weeks ago I encountered a waiter in an Italian restaurant here in Baltimore. Curiously he was not only a waiter but a physician on leave from Naples for a six month stint helping a friend in her local restaurant. He pointed to a photo of a strand of beach near Naples and related meeting friends each morning at six AM for a croissant and espresso. He asked "where is the piazza in Baltimore"?

I have traveled a little in Italy and thought of the town and village centers where people gather for food and conversation. It is defined by some as the center of public life.

In Baltimore is it an area, a place, a particular restaurant, or a place with a unique or unusual ambiance.

If you have a suggestion let me know and I will tell you what his thoughts were tonight when I answered his question.

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