played the Hippodrome on Friday night. Rivers apparently wanted a Maryland crab cake before the show. And, after some back-channel communications, it came to pass that the Prime Rib delivered a crab cake dinner, along with a floral arrangement and a bottle of red wine, to Joan Rivers' dressing room before the show.
I know for a fact that Joan Rivers is a nice person because my neighbor Cookie Hymer told me so. Cookie was a manager at the Painters Mill Music Fair, and when Joan Rivers played there ca. 1973, Cookie baby-sat for Melissa when Joan was onstage.
Speaking of the
, right now is a good time to drop in. From Sunday, March 25 to May 5, the restaurant is offering 15 ounces of prime rib for $15.95. The offer is good on Sundays through Thursdays.