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Bear restaurant changes name to TwelveFortyOne and Indian Buffet Palace opens in place of Wooden Shoe.

Ray Bear may have left town, but the restaurant that once bore his name is still in operation. Though David Tabah is still the owner, you will notice a few changes. Of course, there is a new chef, and a new name: it’s now called TwelveFortyOne (1241 Barrington, 425-2327), and new general manager Ken Henry describes the fresh menu as “a little more compact.” Price points are a bit lower, with an average appetizer in the $7-$15 range and the entrees in the $22-$32 range. Expect fine sushi, seafood, salads, beef tenderloin, lamb and other quality meat dishes on the menu. “We still have a chefs table,” says Henry. | Shoptalk has learned that a new Indian restaurant has opened in Bayers Lake, Indian Buffet Palace (8 Oland Crescent, 405-8909) in place of the short-lived Wooden Shoe Dutch dessert place. Those who crave the taste of India will be thrilled to learn the new joint has all-you-can-eat buffet service for $9.99. Expect rice dishes, chicken curry, butter chicken, mixed vegetables, channa masala (chickpea curry), dhal makani, raita and lots and lots of nan. Hours are Tues-Sat 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-8pm (the restaurant closes for a couple of hours in the afternoon so the evening meal can be prepared).
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