The latest on Phat Pug
Phat Pug Coal Fired Pizza in Perry Hall opened this fall with a great deal of promise and some good early reviews. The owner had ambitious plans to open two more pizzerias downtown in Federal Hill and Fells Point.
But day before yesterday I got this e-mail from LIVE reviewer Karen Nitkin: ...
Phat Pug’s phone has been disconnected, and I fear they are out of business. I had an extraordinarily incompetent meal there last week – the pizza-maker tossed two cheese pies in the trash because one had a hole in it and the other simply fell apart. The soda machine was broken, basic ingredients were not in stock, our (fairly simple) order was bungled, and the woman behind the counter was so baffled by the cash register that she actually drove to a bank to get money to refund me for the botched pies.
Seems to me that a pizza place that can’t make a cheese pizza and deliver a soda is bound for disaster.
I called last night to check one last time before I posted this, and indeed the message is that the phone has been "temporarily disconnected."
(Photo by Kenneth K. Lam)