BALTIMORE (VINnews) – A popular and iconic kosher restaurant in Baltimore has made the surprise announcement that it’s closing its doors.
According to a post on its official Facebook page, Dougie’s BBQ & Grill’s final day of operation was last Thursday. The move, which surprised many in the Baltimore community, came after the restaurant has served the local frum community for over 12 years.
The final announcement said:
To Loyal Dougies Customers, Patrons and Fans
It is difficult and unfortunate to write this, but after 12+ wonderful years in the amazing Baltimore Community we are saddened to announce that, due to circumstances beyond our control, Dougies BBQ and Grill will be closing its doors as 10 PM Thursday 09/21/23.
For all of you who would like to get you last licks of the food you have enjoyed for over a decade, please come on by until closing tonight for one last Hurrah.
We have truly enjoyed bringing you the foods you enjoy and serving this wonderful community.
You never know – we may see you all again soon!!
“I guess Bidenomics have claimed another business, i’m going to really miss the fire poppers ” an anonymous patron told VINnews.
Dougie’s BBQ and Grill franchise has multiple locations, many in the New York region. It revolutionized the kosher food industry in the 1990’s, when the original Dougie’s opened in Manhattan. Its delicious ribs, poppers, exclusive sauces, blooming onion, and many other iconic menu items, introduced a new level of sophistication to the Jewish community, and many other restaurants have mimicked Dougie’s in the past several decades.