Justine Zegna’s Blacksmith is open and thriving in Berlin, Md.!
Her eclectic, delicious and terminally quirky Planet X in Rehoboth will soon be demolished to make room for an expansion of the Avenue Hotel. A parking structure, revitalized sidewalks and landscaping will be some of the happy side effects. Undaunted by it all, Justine, along with partner Drew Evans, has opened her brand new Blacksmith restaurant at 104 Pitts St. in Berlin, Md., which is not nearly as far away as it sounds. See Blacksmith on Facebook. Seasonal pub cuisine will be dished up in an Eastern Shore style.
In typical Justine fashion, the menu still contains items such as Banh Mi and kimchi. Her “Eastern Shore Banh Mi” is a sandwich of pork shoulder, pickled vegetables and scrapple. Scotch Eggs and a fried mushroom sandwich are also on the menu. With Justine in the kitchen, menu items will always have a clever and tasty twist. Our early visits suggest that her burger is one of the best around. Call 410-973-2102 for hours, etc.
A review is on the way.