After barely a year in existence—-and mere months after losing chef Nick Sharpe—-Capitol Hill’s Ba Bay is no more. “It brings me great sadness to inform you that Ba Bay has closed its doors,” owner Denise Nguyen writes in an e-mail to WaPo food scribe and Y&H alum Tim Carman. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the last day of service was Friday, November 18, 2011. It was a pleasure to serve Washington D.C., and especially the Capitol Hill and Eastern Market neighborhood. Ba Bay is eternally grateful for the support of its guests, friends, colleagues and staff who all made this last year so special.”
In memoriam, DCist has a tribute to the restaurant’s “Godzilla” banh mi.
Y&H will always remember the place as the site of that bizarre tattooed-pig event back in May.
Photo by Chris Shott