I couldn't tell where they were, was kind of kidding. On first glance I thought they were somewhere legit divey, like, with dogs playing poker art, that Middleton would never go to in a million years, but I could see the fixtures were nicer than that.
And Butcher and Singer is pretty upscale! Yeah, you can get out of there cheap if you want to but you can also spend $150 per person pretty quickly (with booze). It's not billionaire Michelin star fancy but it's definitely a power spot.
Really, the only good interpretation of the delay is that Kapler isn't going anywhere so there's actually nothing to announce until they meet with him and fire a few coaches. Everything else indicates either indecision by Middleton, front office turmoil (of varying degrees) or that he is indeed only going to get fired if they can get Maddon which could take a long time (he technically can't be interviewed without the Cubs' permission this month, though you'd think they'd just give him blanket approval. But he's also likely to interview with multiple teams and will need to be talked down from being the highest-paid manager in baseball - though I suppose that's one path to getting him quickly).
It's also possible they just took Monday off, that appears to be what the Mets did, they still have their organizational meetings this week (and they are definitely a team where the owners will want some say. Left up to their GM alone Callaway would probably already be gone).