Wednesday in Canton, it's all about Scunny

  • Nacho Mama's owner Scunny McCusker helps his bartenders pour the first Natty Boh's on draft from a cooler. Police said McCusker died Friday after being hit by a bus as he rode his bicycle along Coastal Highway in Ocean City.
Nacho Mama's owner Scunny McCusker helps his bartenders… (Amy Davis, The Baltimore…)
August 29, 2012|by Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

In honor of Patrick 'Scunny' McCusker, restaurants and bars in an around O'Donnell Square in Canton will be donating 30 percent of all daily sales on Wednesday to Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation.

McCusker was perhaps best known as the owner of Nacho Mama's, the Tex Mex restaurant he opened in 1994 on O'Donnell Street in Canton, which was then unfamiliar territory. But he has also been lauded, in the days, following his death, as a tireless philanthropist. He was particularly devoted to Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides hospital and housing services to critically ill children and their families.

McCusker died on Friday after his bicycle collided with a bus on Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

The list of restaurants includes the following, although more may be participating.

(In an earlier post, bars in Fells Point were included among those particiating in Wednesday night's festivities. Those properties have decided to celebrate Scunny on another night, so as not to draw attention from Canton.)

The Americana
Blue Hill Tavern

Chesapeake Wine Co.
Gin Mill

JD's Smokehouse
Plug Ugly's Publick House

Shiso Tavern
Tavern on the Square

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