Can you hear that?
I think the birds are chirping a little louder than usual. That must mean Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is coming!
I won't comment on how our beloved Orioles are doing at the moment because I don't want to jinx them. But I will say that with a beautiful Opening Day forecast (which you can see here), I believe Camden Yards is going to be a sea of orange on Thursday. We can't let the pinstripes overtake our beautiful ballpark.
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of empty offices Thursday afternoon, and if you're one of those people who are going to be "sick" on Opening Day, here are just a few places around town that you can go to recover and get better.
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Any fan wearing an Orioles-branded t-shirt, jersey or hat will receive one free chicken sandwich at participating restaurants from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nando’s on Baltimore Street
Enjoy Happy Hour pricing from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on beer, wine and sangria. Get 24 PERi-PERi wings for $19.95, fries with PERinaise for $4 and tangy hummus with toasted pita with the PERi-PERi drizzle for $5.
World’s Greatest Tailgate
Hosted by Jimmy’s Seafood at 610 W. West St (across from M&T Bank stadium), you can enjoy booze, food, snowballs, games and more. This is a ticketed event and you can purchase different tickets depending on what you’re looking for. Buy your ticket here.
Get your Opening Day started with a free breakfast from 6-9 a.m. and enjoy $3 Deep Eddy drinks all day long. There is no cover to get in. Expect this place to be PACKED.
Red Star and Red Star Charles Village
Both restaurants (there's also a location in Fells Point) will be hosting Opening Day celebrations. Enjoy $3 Guinness Blonde and Flying Dog Sunday Best as well as $5 orange and grapefruit crushes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The restaurant is offering a number of specials for Opening Day including $3 Creamscicle shooters and $1 Natty Lights and Natursdays. Also enjoy a Bawlmer Crab Pizza for $8.
The iconic Baltimore restaurant is opening the crab deck for O’s fans. They’ll have $5 orange crushes, $2 Natty Bohs and you get free hot dogs and peanuts with your O’s gear and a purchase.
They are opening at 2 p.m. and if you purchase a beer, you get a free hot dog and peanuts.
They are having a special Opening Day menu that includes Nathan’s hot dogs and Polock Johnny’s sausages. 101 Complimentary Lyft Charm Cars will take you to the game.
Towson Hot Bagels
THB is rolling out its Orioles-colored bagels for Opening Day. Get them with a sandwich, with cream cheese or nothing at all. It’s all about you.