Tuesday, November 9, 2010
What Is Really Going On At Ole Hardwood?!
(Photo: Ole Hardwood)
Not since my coverage of Grocery Bistro have I seen so much drama with a brand-new restaurant.
The latest on Ole Hardwood—which hasn't even been open for two weeks:
It touts itself as a "gastro smokehouse" that specializes in ribs, but last weekend they had no ribs to serve. Why?! Turns out they didn't pay the suppliers, according to an Ultimate Insider.
In fact, since they haven't paid suppliers, they were forced to close on Monday. Checks have been bouncing left and right, and the kitchen staff is threatening to walk out.
This is the owner's third attempt at a restaurant at this exact location (Utopia International Caribbean Cuisine and Exposure Tapas) in less than two years.
Perhaps it's time for him to find another line of work.
UPDATE: Ole Hardwood is closed once again for service today!