Another great St. John restaurant has died. Blame a terrible location, not the chef.
Walter Hinds has closed his business after vtwo years in the old Tage space, (Tage died, too!) across the street from the Sprauve School and Winston Wells ball field. Hinds previously was head chef at another fine dining restaurant in Cruz Bay, the Stone Terrace – also closed.
For many people, Hinds' unquestioned skill in the kitchen could not overcome the noise from tricked out, black-windowed, boom-boxed SUVs which cruised past Hinds' open porch during the dinner hours.
The new restaurant is called Fatty Crab, which in its two Manhattan locations, specializes in a tasty Malaysian menu featuring fresh ramen, duck leg confit, duck jus, chili sauce, and cincalok.