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May 26, 2011

Jack says YES to owning a restaurant

YESA new restaurant is about to open on Talbot Street in St. Michaels.

It's called the Big Pickle FoodBar.

The chef and manager Chad Scott, and Big Pickle marks his return to the Eastern Shore, where he helped open and ran Mason's in Easton for five years.

A graduate of Hyde Park, Scott had his New York apprenticeship era (with Jean-Georges Vongrichten and Eric Bedoucha at La Grenouille), and later did  time in Atlanta and Roanoke, Va, where he opened and operated 202 Market. 

Big Pickle FoodBar is located at 209 S. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. The website address is

And there's this delicious detail about the Big Pickle FoodBar - the owners are Antwerpen Motors founder Jack Antwerpen and ihis wife Dolores. (That's Jack "glimpsed" at the Prime Rib in 2008)

I'll have more details soon.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 1:36 PM | | Comments (1)


I was at the Prime Rib the night of Jack's photo shoot. That picture was taken outside of the men's room, by the way. I came out of the men's room when they started the shoot and had no idea that it was Jack. For the life of me, I could not figure out who was being photographed until I saw the pictures in the Sun weeks later.

great story, and I love that photo

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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