The Hampden restaurant re-opened its doors last Friday under new ownership. I just talked to McCabe’s manager Cora Flynn-Williams, who gave me some details.
The new owners are Dan McIntosh, who also owns Sonar nightclub in Baltimore, and Patrick Ito, who has taken over the chef duties. Patrick has been doing catering recently but has also cooked at Copra and Ze Mean Bean.
The kitchen focus will be on local, organic ingredients. For instance, the cheeseburger ($9) is made from Springfield Farm beef. The popular crab cake will be prepared the way former patrons remember it, though, Cora said. It’s quite reasonably priced as an entree: two (six-ounce) patties with two sides for $24.
The restaurant and kitchen have been remodeled, although the place will still seem familiar to the clientele, Cora added. "We’ve definitely upgraded," she said. "It’s a lot nicer."
The website is still in the works, but the restaurant (3845 Falls Rd., 410-467-1000) has a Facebook page.