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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Mr. Rain's Fun House, the restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum, will close on June 7, according to information provided by the restaurant. "Even with wonderful press ... and a series of recognizable achievements ... our pursuit of culinary excellence was not rewarded with the business we expected over the past year," said the statement from the restaurant. Mr. Rain's Fun House opened in 2009. It's owned by the BPM Restaurant Group, which is chef Bill Buszinski and his wife Maria, and their business partner Perez Klebhan.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Clementine is hosting a fall harvest festival dinner, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Sept. 23. The evening will feature a five-course dinner paired with ciders from Monkton's Millstone Cellars. On the menu are hearty game dishes like granola-crusted venison, bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and roast pheasant breast with cornbread dressing and cinnamon honey tomato jam. The menu is a collaboration between Clementine owner Winston Blick and the restaurant's new head chef, Bill Buszinski, formerly of Mr. Rain's Fun House.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Mr. Rain's Fun House , the restaurant at the American Visionary Art Museum, is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner every Thursday night for duration of Flick from the Hill, the museum's free outdoor movie series. This Thursday's film is the 1979 gem "Breaking Away. " The "Dinner and a Movie" menu will be available at Mr. Rain's Fun House from 5:30-10 p.m. through Aug. 23. Check out the Flicks from the Hill schedule here. Movies under the stars for every day of the workweek
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Mr. Rain's Fun House, the restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum, will close on June 7, according to information provided by the restaurant. "Even with wonderful press ... and a series of recognizable achievements ... our pursuit of culinary excellence was not rewarded with the business we expected over the past year," said the statement from the restaurant. Mr. Rain's Fun House opened in 2009. It's owned by the BPM Restaurant Group, which is chef Bill Buszinski and his wife Maria, and their business partner Perez Klebhan.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
Mr Rain's Fun House is throwing a Repeal Day Dinner on Sunday night. The event , which celebrates the repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933, includes a $65 five-course seated dinner by Chef Bill Buszinski, live jazz music and dancing. Sunday night, of course, is only Dec. 4, so guests are encouraged to stay until midnight for a Champagne toast. The idea for the Repeal Party came from Perez Klebahn, Mr. Rain's beverage director, who had celebrated the Dec. 5 anniversary with his friends for years.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
It is Friday night, and the regulars are starting to arrive at Steve and Linda Migliore's house in Abingdon. Paul Abbott, the bass player, brings a bottle of pickle-flavored vodka. It is dreadful stuff, but there isn't another bottle like it in the Migliores' well-stocked - and exotic - bar, and that's the point. There is a friendly competition to see who can contribute the strangest booze. "I saw it on the shelf, and I knew that had to be the one," said his wife, Jennifer Abbott, who will take the microphone and sing vocals soon.
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By William Pfaff | January 6, 1991
Paris.THE WAR we seem ready to enter in another week or two is much more likely to produce a new American national order than a new international order. It promises an American confrontation with pain and reality which have not been experienced since our angry, thwarted -- and guilt-filled -- abandonment of the Vietnamese to themselves in 1975.What most marked the United States in the years that followed the Vietnam War was repression of the experience the country had been through. The Vietnam veterans were shamefully made scapegoats, as if serving their country had made them responsible for what went wrong.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1997
The mystery beneath the Columbus Center's big white tent roof on Pratt Street began coming unraveled at last yesterday as about 1,200 visitors descended on the high-tech Hall of Exploration for its public grand opening.They stepped inside the gigantic rockfish and felt the wind whisk in the "immersion theater," simulating the senses of a shark hunting deep-sea prey. They poked at the spongy orange skin before journeying into a walk-through cell 3 million times its human size. They manipulated DNA in test tubes, used bacteria extracts to clean oil from feathers and tested Inner Harbor water for pollutants.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2011
If it took me too long to get to Mr. Rain's Fun House, I'm in good company. Approaching its second anniversary, the delightful restaurant has yet to penetrate the city's culinary mind. For one thing, I don't think that wacky name has been doing it any favors. And while its location on the top floor of the American Visionary Art Museum is a perfect fit for Bill Buszinski's freewheeling American cuisine, Mr. Rain's Fun House is out of sight, out of mind. By day, it's a natural lunch destination for museum-goers, but if you told me Mr Rain's has had more than a couple dozen walk-ins for dinner over the past two years, I'd die laughing.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Two weekend of St. Patrick's Day. Truly we are blessed. There is so much going on Saturday. Take a look at the Baltimore Sun's St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012 . Here's our favorite event so far. Down at Mr. Rain's Fun House , Chef Bill Buszinski will debut his “ pre-spring ” menu highlighting his favorite seasonal ingredients such as shad roe, lamb and rabbit, with an optional beer pairing from Perez Klebahn featuring craft...
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
It is Friday night, and the regulars are starting to arrive at Steve and Linda Migliore's house in Abingdon. Paul Abbott, the bass player, brings a bottle of pickle-flavored vodka. It is dreadful stuff, but there isn't another bottle like it in the Migliores' well-stocked - and exotic - bar, and that's the point. There is a friendly competition to see who can contribute the strangest booze. "I saw it on the shelf, and I knew that had to be the one," said his wife, Jennifer Abbott, who will take the microphone and sing vocals soon.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
It's not too late. You can still make dining plans for Valentine's Day. Some restaurants are extending their special Valentine's Day menus and offerings through the weekend. Even places that aren't offering fixed-price options are packing their menus with lovey-dovey selections like oysters, lobster and exploding chocolate cakes. 13.5% Wine Bar (1117 W. 36th St., 410-889-1064, 13.5winebar.com) is offering a four-course Valentine's Day menu with main-course options of Roseda beef short ribs and seared scallops.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Mr. Rain's Fun House , the restaurant at the American Visionary Art Museum, is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner every Thursday night for duration of Flick from the Hill, the museum's free outdoor movie series. This Thursday's film is the 1979 gem "Breaking Away. " The "Dinner and a Movie" menu will be available at Mr. Rain's Fun House from 5:30-10 p.m. through Aug. 23. Check out the Flicks from the Hill schedule here. Movies under the stars for every day of the workweek
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Two weekend of St. Patrick's Day. Truly we are blessed. There is so much going on Saturday. Take a look at the Baltimore Sun's St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012 . Here's our favorite event so far. Down at Mr. Rain's Fun House , Chef Bill Buszinski will debut his “ pre-spring ” menu highlighting his favorite seasonal ingredients such as shad roe, lamb and rabbit, with an optional beer pairing from Perez Klebahn featuring craft...
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By Richard Gorelick | January 11, 2012
On Thursday night, Mr. Rain's Fun House kicks off its 2012 Meet the Artist series with Washington, DC-based painter Dana Ellyn. At the cocktail gathering, Ellyn will talk about her work, which will go be on exhibit at the restaurant through the end of February. For the gathering, Mr Rain's Fun House   will extend its regular Starving Artist Happy Hour with discounts on beer, wine and Perez Klebahn's "Elixir" cocktails. "Our Meet the Artist series is a natural extension of what we strive to do every day at Mr. Rain's, and what they do at the American Visionary Art Museum,” says proprietor Maria Buszinski.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
When Zane Lamprey travels, his version of sightseeing involves barhopping and trying out the local specialties in beer and cocktails. Lamprey is the host of "Drinking Made Easy," a travel show on HDNet that does for bar crawls what Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" did for dining and Brooke Burke's "Wild On!" did for international partying. In each episode, Lamprey explores the drinking traditions of an American city, and in an episode that airs Wednesday, he finally explores Baltimore, where he visits Abbey Burger Bistro and Mr. Rain's Fun House, among others.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton, who won office talking intensely about policy details, now says that in his first two years he failed to talk enough about "the big picture" of these tempestuous times.As he gears up for his re-election campaign, he says that anxious Americans may feel "like they're lost in the fun house" and that it is his job to "get people out of their funk about it."Returning late Friday night from a weeklong fund-raising and political trip around the nation, Mr. Clinton made it clear in a discursive 45-minute conversation with reporters aboard Air Force One that he was long since out of his own funk about last fall's Republican electoral victory.
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By Lou Cedrone | February 19, 1991
The advance word on ''Nothing But Trouble'' was that it was bad. The reports were totally accurate. The film is bad, truly bad. The only interesting things about it are the sets. The movie had to have cost a bundle, beginning with the salaries, and all of it went for nothing.The blame rests on Dan Aykroyd, who did the direction and wrote the script, one that is based on a story by Peter Aykroyd, Dan's brother, who must have been raised on the ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' movies.That's what the new film plays like, a comedy version of ''The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' films.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
Mr Rain's Fun House is throwing a Repeal Day Dinner on Sunday night. The event , which celebrates the repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933, includes a $65 five-course seated dinner by Chef Bill Buszinski, live jazz music and dancing. Sunday night, of course, is only Dec. 4, so guests are encouraged to stay until midnight for a Champagne toast. The idea for the Repeal Party came from Perez Klebahn, Mr. Rain's beverage director, who had celebrated the Dec. 5 anniversary with his friends for years.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
Mr. Rain's Fun House, the top-floor restaurant at the American Visionary Art Museum is the answer to the question, What is Baltimore's most shamefully overlooked restaurant. The review goes into a few of the reasons why this is so -- the name isn't doing anyone any favors, I think. And the location all but makes walk-in business non-existent. It's worth getting to know. Here's the review of Mr. Rain's Fun House .
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