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Monday, August 06, 2007

No more Uzbeki food

This should not come as a shock to anyone, but Samarkand Cafe on Fields Ertel has closed. It served lots of lamb and pilaf... I admittedly had takeout there once and never felt the urge to go back. (I could never get my friends to agree that greasy lamb dishes were a good idea for a meal).

A new sign hangs above the door at 8697 Fields Ertel Road, reading NEW EUROPE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT, and a sign on the door reads OPENING SOON. So we'll see what happens there.

Across town, in White Oak, the Chili Company on Cheviot Road has in fact closed. It had a short-lived re-birth (I think it opened in February after having been closed more than a decade). The sign outside now reads FOR LEASE.

Restaurants ebb and flow in these parts. There's a lot more new spots coming soon...


at 11:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great, looks like we have another decade to drive by White Oak's more notorious eyesore. Too bad the last fire there wasn't allowed to finish the job.

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