Imagine my surprise last night when I went to meet friends at Miss Irene’s in Fells Point at 6 p.m., and the place was dark. According to a sign out front, the new place will be called Poe Boys Oyster Bar and will open in early December under new ownership and management.
It will feature local and gourmet oysters, seafood, and cocktails. It will have 18 beers on draft and late night food. There also will be a game room and billiards.
That's quite a turn around from the upscale bar and dining room that opened about a year ago. I’m going to miss the croque madame sandwich.
Also, it looks like Meridian 54 in Canton may be closed or going through a change. Its phone is temporarily disconnected.
Formerly called Red Fish, it also opened about a year ago. Its chef abruptly left after a couple of months, but the place seemed to be doing okay after that. Does anyone know anything?