Chef Ford Fry of JCT.Kitchen has been working on a new project. In the spring of 2012, he will open two seafood restaurants side by side. The first will be called The Optimist and will serve sustainable seafood prepared in a wood-burning oven.
The second, a more casual spot, will be called Oyster Bar at The Optimist. According to the press release, Oyster Bar will be a “fish camp’” style joint with an outdoor patio and live music. It will be right next door to The Optimist.
Curious about the name? Fry’s father, a sailing enthusiast, suggested it. Apparently, in the world of sailing, “optimist” is also the name of the sailboat, or dinghy, used by children.
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–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog