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any news on abercrombrie in balt?

curious4food Jun 27, 2007 08:42 PM

heard it's closed... any news??

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  1. Pool Boy RE: curious4food Jun 28, 2007 05:47 AM

    I'd heard it changed hands is all.


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      chauncey RE: Pool Boy Jun 28, 2007 05:51 AM


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        bordeauxfan RE: chauncey Jun 28, 2007 06:00 AM

        How ironic, less than a month after the Sun re-reviewed them and awarded them 3.5 stars.

        Closed...for remodeling? The new owners (who purchased from ex-chef Sonny's dad) are Turkish, so perhaps they are revamping for a different kind of cuisine?

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      jrl2929 RE: curious4food Jun 28, 2007 06:22 AM

      I received an email from Balt Foodies this morning and it said they are looking for a new chef and plan to reopen as soon as they find one. Saffron is closed as well while they look for someone to replace Edward Kim. They are hoping to reopen July 30th

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        Pool Boy RE: jrl2929 Jun 28, 2007 07:07 AM

        I hope they reopen soon.

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          MegMD RE: Pool Boy Jun 28, 2007 08:02 AM

          whats the story behind these two closings? anyone know? ive been out of the loop

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            frites RE: Pool Boy Jun 28, 2007 09:38 AM

            I doubt either place is in a rush to reopen. July and August are DEAD in Mt Vernon. Most of the restaurants are operating with half the normal business at best. It may be the best time to regroup and get ready for fall.

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          BaltFoodie RE: curious4food Jun 28, 2007 08:20 AM

          Chef Mike actually left a couple of days ago. The circumstances regarding his leaving are vague at best, but the fact remains that he left and the new owners have closed during their search for a new exec. I was there last night and there is no remodeling going on. Regarding the cuisine, I am presuming that will be in the hands of the new chef.

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