Butcher Bay Is Done

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Photo: Melissa Hom

EV Grieve notices that Butcher Bay closed in November. Given all the blog banter about the place (it replaced critics darling Seymour Burton, reeled in a chef from Tailor, put ever-trendy fried chicken on the menu, and then the owners, including the well-known video director Bob Giraldi, sued the community board for failing to upgrade its liquor license), it’s amazing that its closing went unnoticed this long (“closed temporarily to write our memoirs,” read the sign in the window). But then again, maybe its slightly out-of-the-way location is what damned it. Those suddenly hankering for a Maryland fish shack are hereby redirected to Choptank.

Washed up: Butcher Bay calls it a day [EV Grieve]