Monday, July 16, 2012
The airdate was pushed back by a week.
Silver Spring residents eager to get a glimpse of Pirates Tavern on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" will have to wait an extra week. The show's second season will launch with the Silver Spring restaurant on Sunday, July 29. The original airdate was July 22. Viewers will have a treat in store for them as well: Instead of one episode, they will get two. The episodes are set to start at 9 p.m. Curious why the restaurant returned back to its roots after it was renovated? The owner gives Silver Patch the scoop in: Piratz Tavern Puts An End to Corporate Makeover.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Loyal customers are relieved after the owners of Piratz Tavern converted their restaurant back into a pirate-bar.
Piratz Tavern in downtown Silver Spring reopened Thursday without any remnants of Corporate Grill & Bar, a vision of reality TV show “Bar Rescue,” which renovated the tavern in February from its original pirate theme into a corporate theme in 36 hours. Owners Tracy and Juciano Rebelo were greeted with relieved long-time supporters and pirate enthusiasts who said they found the corporate makeover uncharacteristic of the essence of Silver Spring. “I’m excited,” said Silver Spring resident Vanessa Terzaghi who dined with her 8-year-old daughter, Kayora, and friend Philip McLeod. “I think [the makeover] has been a wake-up call to realize that some of these independent restaurants really do rely on their clientele.” The reopening wasn’t a “…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Their doors reopen Thursday at 4 p.m., according to the owner Tracy Rebelo.
Piratz Tavern will reopen its doors to the Silver Spring community two months after being remodeled by Spike TV’s Jon Taffer into the Corporate Bar & Grill. Piratz Tavern owner Tracy Rebelo tells Patch that the theme just wasn't working. "Piratz is back [and] we were a Corporate Bar & Grill all but one day and it definitely was not working," said Rebelo. The pirate-themed bar chronicled their renovation on a YouTube video called Piratz Revenge. It started with taking down the Corporate Bar & Grill’s sign and burning it. During the video the narrator sings: We are old buccaneers, pirates and privateers in this Corporate Bar & Grill. You said you’d rescue us, you disrespected us, and our dreams you tried to kill. I never watched your show…
Friday, February 17, 2012
The new restaurant will be unveiled to the public Saturday night, according to Spike TV officials.
Piratz Tavern officially closed at midnight and will be reborn by Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer through a 36-hour massive renovation. Taffer won’t be making these changes to the downtown Silver Spring bar by himself. His expert team includes Chef Josh Capon, Mixologist Elayne Duke, and high-end service specialist Jessie Barnes. Collectively, they will retrain the wait staff on the fundamentals of serving, mixing signature drinks and preparing basic menu ideas that are still tasty. Renovating the restaurant will cost about $250,000, Taffer said. That includes the design work, furniture, painting, remodeling, kitchen equipment, cleaning, signage and the experts' time. A soft opening Thursday evening gave the staff an opportunity to practice for …