When McCabe’s suddenly closed in 2009, it looked like another longtime Baltimore tavern had given up the ghost. But, surprise, the Hampden neighborhood bar/restaurant came back to life in April with new owners, one of whom is the chef.
Partners Dan McIntosh and Patrick Ito, who heads the kitchen, haven’t changed the interior much. The dining room off the bar area looks scrubbed for company but essentially has the characteristic brick walls, dark wood, and forest-green color scheme of years past. Paper napkins attest to its pub setting.