BirdDog Grille Closes
Martinez restaurant Birddog Grille has closed, according to a sign on the restaurant’s door and its Facebook page.
“We want to thank everyone for your loyalty and support over the past 5 1/2 years!” the Facebook post said.
Birddog Grille is located at 3851 Evans to Locks Rd, in the Village at Furys Ferry.
The restaurant was opened in 2012 by Lakeside High School graduate Brett Hilton, who named the restaurant after his menu’s first selections: gourmet hot dogs and chicken dishes. Hilton had become accustomed to cooking for people at his house in college.
After moving back to his hometown of Augusta and completing culinary school at Augusta Technical college, Hilton began working to turn what had been an Asian eatery called Tao Asian into an “upscale-casual” restaurant.
He also began asking people to send him photographs of their dogs so he could display them on the TV screens in the restaurant and hang them on the wall.
It is unclear what establishment will replace BirdDog Grille.