The Dizzy Issie's mystery
The time has come to post something about Dizzy Issie's in Remington. Somebody asked me a few days ago if it was closed for good. I asked ex-deskmate Steve Kiehl, who's a fan. Steve did a little reporting for me, but found out only that sometimes the owner just closes up shop and goes on vacation without warning.
Then I saw today from Midnight Sun Sam's post that the place is still closed.
And I just got this e-mail from Karen in Baltimore: ...
I searched the Sun website as well as your blog and couldn't find an answer to my question. I considered posting at the blog but I was a bit intimidated, as I am not sure what the "rules" are about posting random questions. So I thought I would go right to the source...
Last night I went to Dizzy Issie's for dinner and found the place closed, with a handwritten sign on the door. "Will reopen." No date or reason for the closure. The sign further said "check back for date" or something like that, with "leave a message below." A few people have left notes such as "we miss you" and "we're hungry."
Any idea why they are closed and when they'll reopen? Maybe you could mention it in your column or on the blog?
I wrote back and urged her to post any random questions she felt like here. Like we ever stick to a topic anyway. A few minutes later I got this reply:
AHA! As I was getting back in the car, I *think* I saw Elaine, the owner, crossing the street. Perhaps she is vacationing in Hampden.
As soon as I can come up with a snappy username, I'll join in the blog.
So while you're posting your theories on whether Dizzy Issie's is closed or not, you might also help Karen in Baltimore out with a snappy user name. I actually kind of like "Karen in Baltimore." It makes me feel like an advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist.
(Karl Merton Ferron/Sun photographer)