If you find yourself yearning for an extended dinner of Korean eats, cooked over a table-top grill—you've got one less option as of today. Last night via Twitter and Facebook, Koo-E Nami Royale Grill (1536 Dresden Row, 425-4411)—known not just for its BBQ but its noodle dishes, salad bar, traditional and contemporary Korean cuisine—announced it had served its last meal. The family run resto is selling off the utensils, dishes and grills that have been serving its meals since June 2011, today from noon until 6pm.
Weekends on Barrington Street just got a whole lot quieter. After over 10 years of offering a venue for rowdy nightlife, live music and quality pub grub, the Pogue Fado announced today via Facebook that it'd be closing its doors permanently, effective immediately. This is a pretty shocking blow to the bar scene, mourned loud and clear across social media tonight.
"After a decade of business, today we bid you farewell. A long and careful evaluation of our position indicates to us, like it has to others in our industry, that moving forward given the current business environment downtown simply doesn't make sense," said the post from the pub's owners this evening. "As owners, we are happy and proud of Pogue Fado Irish Public House and of all those among you who have made it possible. We are grateful for the past ten years and all it has given us; you have our heartfelt thanks."
Tonight we're drinking to the memory of the Pogue, it's long lineups, very Irish stamina and its long (and seemingly popular) run as a lively fixture on Barrington Street.
Asked if relocation is in the offering, Lee says no. "Seven years is enough."
Well, some sad news for cafe habitues at the Staff of Life on Quinpool. The Cafe closed its doors for good February 5th.
But, if you are addicted to Staff's high class samosas and artisanal breads, you don't have to worry. Owner Manouch Babaei is not getting out of that business. On the contrary, he is expanding.
"I'm not a retail person, I am more of a wholesale person," Babaei says. He bought the long running business five years ago and says he's made it 20 or 30 times bigger than before, largely on the sale of his samosas. (An aside: how does he manage to make them so ungreasy? He won't tell.) Samosa sales are going up, up, up and he's planning a wholesome new range of breads, catering to people with food allergies.
Babaei bought a warehouse on Maynard Street and right now he is overseeing its major renovation. He hopes the big move will take place in three months. The Staff of Life wholesale business, selling to little shops like the Indian Grocery (220 Volts) on Robie and supermarkets like Pete's Frootique or Great Ocean will continue as usual with no interruptions. Contact the Staff of Life at 422-7799.
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