It is a new world. I posted yesterday about a possible new chef at Twist & Turn and an apparent new restaurant to replace Jilly's, and confirmation came back on both via Twitter.
From chef Bruce Allen's Twitter feed, you can see that he is leaving Sonoma's and joining the Twist & Turn Tavern in Highland. I had heard that the place had picked up the front-house manager from Facci on Johns Hopkins Road. They're also building an awning for new outdoor seating.
The White Oak Tavern Twitter page leads you to Facebook where you can see photos of the place, promises of "farm to table" pub food, and mentions of chef Greg Mason. It looks like they're marrying the seasonal food trend with the "taphouse" model of many beer options. I'm never happy to hear about a place closing, but it sounds like White Oak wants to offer something special in the new place.
Anyone know the plans at either place? Timing on changes at Twist & Turn or opening at White Oak?