Saturday, December 11, 2010

Obrycki's is closing, hon*

Yes, Obrycki's is closing its doors (as reported by the Sun's Richard Gorelick):

Obrycki's will open again in March. But when the crab season concludes in November, the family's Fells Point restaurant will close for good, according to Robert M. "Rob" Cernak, who operates the business with two sisters. Cernak said the family decided to close "for quality of life" reasons. The Cernaks expect to open a smaller crab house soon at the planned slots parlor near Arundel Mills mall.
As you just read, fortunately they are opening a smaller place at the Arundel Mills slots parlor (couldn't have done that without Anne Arundel County voters). Still, 2011 is the year to enjoy a Baltimore tradition one last time. I remember people in grad school in Riverside, California, who mail-ordered Obrycki's crabs across the continent. Yes, it is a sad day. God speed to the Cernak family.

* Apologies to Café Hon