Scott Beattie out at Plum Bar!!!!!
Sounds like he didn't want to go....I was there on opening night at PB. Mr. Beatie was there even bussing tables as things were not quite firing on all cylinders....As far as Plum goes...my one and only meal there for dinner was quite nice..dating back to their third night being opened...Since then I have tried brunch, which was god awful....A burger asked for rare came out beyond well done. They apologized and sent out a side or pork sausage on the house which came out raw. My Linden black lager in a bottle was flat....The drinks at Plum Bar were solid and had promise. The food is a joke. $13 for a grilled cheese, $14 for a hot dog? Lets hope Haven fares better...
Patterson is a genius but he seems to have mega problems retaining talented staff. From ex-Ubuntu Jeremy Fox to Charlie Parker (the David Kinch protege who put the Bonny Doon cafe on the map) and now to Scott Beattie, who is every bit a genius at cocktails as Patterson is with food-- it seems like no one, no matter how talented, lasts long enough under Patterson's wing.