It's been a wild ride for Wild Catch, the new fishhouse that saw its chef/partner and most of its staff (above) walk out this weekend, leaving the place high and dry. Justin Brunson, an owner of Masterpiece Deli who joined with Taste owner Daniel Kulhman on the restaurant, told Lori Midson that he was trying to buy out Kuhlman but couldn't look at the books, much less come to an agreement. Kulhman told Midson that Brunson never even asked to look at the financials.
But there's no denying that Wild Catch was awash in turmoil by Friday.
A witness to the mess? Laura Shunk, who was eating what she thought was going to be a review meal at Wild Catch -- before she started talking to the about-to-depart manager.
The restaurant is currently closed, but Kuhlman says he plans to reopen it within a week.
And that inspires this from Nope:
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Um...between November 30th and December 2nd? Can I get a show of hands who thinks that'll be a good opening? I'm sorry, but no chef, no BOH or FOH and he expects to be open in a two weeks with Thanksgiving in the middle of it?
I have no affiliation to either side, but that seems like a Whale's Tale.