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Check out Streetcar Museum and Bonefish Grill

I’m just old enough to remember when streetcars were one option people had to get around town. If I think hard enough I can even remember a ride or two and my fascination with the way sparks came out of the electric wires above.

Today if you want to recall those bygone transportation days you have to visit the Streetcar Museum, 1911 Falls Road. There you’ll find a collection of some of the old cars, I think there are about 10. The years represented are from 1849 to 1944.

Fortunately, museums like this exist so the younger folks can have a sense of history. You know before we were thinking about drones as a way to transport items or rockets to the moon.

The museum is open Sundays noon to 5, March through December, and Saturdays noon to 5 June through October. Adult admission is $10.00, children 4 to 11 $8.00 and under four free. Plenty of free parking. Tours and private parties are encouraged.

The museum is operated by an all-volunteer staff composed of museum members. Volunteers are welcome. The museum includes an auditorium, streetcar rides, visitors center, and tours.

It was founded in 1966 by members of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society. The public operation began in 1970. Their website states it is dedicated to preserving Baltimore’s public transportation.

When you’re looking for something to do one spring or summer weekend, give this place a thought. For your long term planning, their annual crab feast is July 27. Reach them at 410-547-0264.

OK, as usual, after spending a few hours at a local attraction I have worked up an appetite so it’s time to eat. We are heading to Owings Mills and to Bonefish Grill, 10906 Blvd Circle, off Owings Mills Blvd.

Open Monday through Thursday for dinner only, Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner, which is ala carte. There’s a full bar with two TV’s, plenty of free parking, a Happy Hour seven days from 4 to 6:30, two dining rooms with seating for about 250.

There are Specials of the Day. When I visited two of them were the smoky mezcal pork tenderloin with shrimp and the Saigon sea scallops and shrimp. Some of their signature items are the Atlantic salmon, Chilean sea bass, the ultra-popular bang bang shrimp and cobia piccata and shrimp.

The restaurant is under the guidance of Chis Popp. He doesn’t do it alone. He has a group of hard-working folks behind him.

You can call ahead and pick up your order at a side window called Curb Side Catch. That number is 410-654-5500. They do welcome private parties during the day.

About the author

Eddie Applefeld

Eddie Applefeld is a Baltimore native and a graduate of Towson University. He has been in the broadcasting profession for over 30 years. Currently he is the Promotions Director of WCBM radio. Before that, he was part of the Rouse & Company show on WQSR, host of a cable TV show called Dining Out and adjunct instructor at Towson. His past accomplishments include being named a finalist in Baltimore Tourism's Employee of the Year Program and winner of Toastmaster's Speaker of the Year contest. He was also twice a heartthrob for the American Heart Association's gala fund raiser. Contact the author.

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