When chef Joshau Hill left Night of the Cookers last year, the Howard Street restaurant fell off the foodie radar screen. Maybe it’s time to give it another look.
I got a call from Patrick Shirk, the head server and only original wait staff left, praising its new chef, Danielle Kposowa, a Baltimore International College grad who came on board in June. It seems Danielle is whipping up some great stuff in the kitchen, according to Patrick. In addition to entrées like rockfish with red-pepper coulis, she also turns out fancy desserts like Grand Marnier cheesecake. Patrick calls her style "sexy Southern cuisine."
I should mention that Patrick is also the restaurant’s lead cheerleader? He’s planning to send invitations to Mt. Vernon residents welcoming them back to the restaurant. "I believe in the place," Patrick says. I like his spirit.