Former Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean is ready for his comeback—this time at The Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo. He plans to operate Timothy Dean Burger, according to a press release. The restaurant is scheduled to open in winter 2012.
Dean, who had a string of restaurants in the same location on Eastern Avenue in Fells Point, faced several legal challenges until his last restaurant Prime Steakhouse was shuttered last fall.
Before that, he operated the acclaimed Timothy Dean Bistro and then TD Lounge, which drew the ire of the neighborhood because of its music.
When we talked to Dean in May 2010 as the seventh season of Bravo’s Top Chef was set to air, he remained upbeat about his financial woes. “I stand in prayer," he said. He’s still very much into the power of God and positive thinking as friends learn from his Facebook page.
Dean’s new “fast casual” restaurant in the complex called The BLVD will also feature gourmet pizza, the press release said.
“The addition of Chef Dean’s restaurant reinforces The BLVD’s commitment to provide unique restaurant options to its diverse community and tourists traveling along I-95,” said Kenneth Baker, general manager of The BLVD.
We wish Chef Dean good fortune in his new venture.