A new restaurant to be called Maisy’s is set to open around June 1 in the space left vacant by the once hip spot Copra at 313 N. Charles St. At least, that’s what its chef-to-be told me today on the phone.
At first, I thought maybe it was a prank when he said his name is Scott Sunshine. But it’s for real. I must have been living out of town when Scott was wowing diners at Neon Moon in Canton. Maisy’s owner is Matt Helme. It’s his first go as a restaurateur, and the restaurant is named after his 5-year-old daughter. Cute!
According to Mr. Sunshine (I just love writing that), the menu will be Baltimore centric with a twist: crab cakes with jalapeno and corn, 8-ounce burgers made from local Roseda beef, braised short ribs, and brick-oven pizzas. It’ll have a red-wine kind of menu, the chef said, with affordable bottles for $20.
We talked about the state of the economy, of course. He said he and Matt plan to offer competitively priced menu items and focus on making sure diners have a great experience at the restaurant. "Hospitality has long gone out of the hospitality business, and that’s important to us," he said.