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Da Mimmo Celebrates 25 Years in Business

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I traveled to Baltimore this morning to join in the celebration of good news … and one doesn't turn down that opportunity these days. Mary Ann Cricchio's Da Mimmo Finest Italian Cuisine celebrates today the anniversary of 25 Years in business. Mary Ann wore the original dress she wore on opening day, January 11, 1984. Festivities in chilly (no, let's call it cold and windy) Little Italy began with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. 

Mary Ann was joined by Dr. Francesco Legaluppi, Consul of Italy in Baltimore, 17-year-old son Mimmo Cricchio Jr., chef Masood Masoodi, general manager Shahla Langston, a representative of Mayor Sheila Dixon's office and Governor Martin O'Malley. People (other writers, pr folks and my wife) occasionally comment on my casual dress, so I did wear dress slacks, a nice shirt and sweater for the event … so I felt over dressed next the governor in his jeans and jacket. I'm going to stop guessing what to wear … and stick with well … wait, why am I talking about clothes. DAMIMMO25 02 0109

Today features the exact menu and prices for food from the 1984 menu. The menu will be served all day beginning at noon (there is still time). 

In addition the following promotions will take place in honor of the 25th Anniversary. Reservations may be made by calling 410-727-6876:

•         January 12 to January 16th – a featured 3-course meal for $25.00
•         January 18th – 25 percent of the proceeds from Sunday Dinner will be donated to the Associated Italian American Charities.
•         January 21st – “Veal Chop” night – their Signature Dish will only be $25 that evening.  Regularly priced at $45.

Kudos to the solo accordion player who somehow kept the fingers nimble enough to keep tunes flowing up and down South High St.

About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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