Friday, July 17, 2009
Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse Update
I have a lot of people visit this blog looking for info about the Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse. I also hear a few grumblings about why it is taking so long to transform the old Side Street crab restaurant and tiki bar into the Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse. Because good things take time.
Let's put it this way: if you were baking a cake from a box you could have it done in less than hour. However, if you were baking an 8 layer wedding cake from scratch, and adding all the fancy decorations, well...you get the idea.
Is there a time line? Yes. When it is ready. And that is good enough for me.
I got a peak at some of the work going on today and the owner was nice enough to let me photograph some of the tables. Wow! Take a peak. And remember, each table is being hand done by an artist flown all the way in from Florida. He is also painting walls and stools, and probably anything else that can't run away from him - this is not going to be a restaurant - it is going to be another Universe. And soon, you will be invited. So be patient, and keep your little faces scrubbed and your hair combed and be ready to be awed.
And the food? It is going to be out of this world. The owner knows how to please both your eyes and your stomachs. Oh, and I saw a lobster tank today.
Click this photo to be "wowed!"
These bar stools were made by hand and will all be hand painted like the ones you see.
And here is a photo of artist Johnny Castleseed. Johnny, if you have any extra paint left over, I could use a mural on my wall before you head back to Florida.