So I guess it’s true. Relish is closed.
A reader who was there after Sunday’s Pool Party writes:
“I was there last night after attending the waterfront party on N. 8th and the waitress very sadly informed us that it was their last night open. One of the waiters noticed me taking pictures of the place and came outside to ask me to email him the pictures I took for memory’s sake. Everyone was noticeably upset and determined to have a good “last” night.
While a commenter speculates on the new owners:
“I have it on pretty good authority that offers have been made to buy out the lease by the owners of Waffle House chain (a fast-food chain popular elsewhere)
Pretty good authority is good enough to get my excitement wagon churning. According to Waffle House’s online store locator, the nearest restaurant is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – about an a 1.5 hour drive. Could this be the waffle chain’s attempt at smothering some of our sweet Brooklyn brunch money syrup all over their checkered faces? Maybe!
Here’s a little known fact: this can all be blamed on Thomas Jefferson. According to Wikipedia, he brought a waffle iron over from France, “and waffle frolics or parties became popular in the late eighteenth century.” Reeeeeal great job, Thomas Jefferson. I would’ve been fine getting by on pancakes but whatever.
And waffle parties? Brace for that new trend, it’s coming in 2011. In the meantime, here’s “Waffle House” by Travis Porter (ft. Waka Flocka):