It’s not like I go out a lot, but some of my favorites have closed their doors
I was really saddened to hear III Tomassos Italian Bistro is closing as of January 14th. I really loved eating there and had recommended them to several of my friends. Their spicy marinara sauce was to die for and I particularly liked their Eggplant Parmesan.
Then I got to thinking about all of the places I liked to go to that have closed. Some were chains like Cheddars and Quaker Steak N Lube (Tilted Kilt closed too, but that wasn’t much of a loss in my opinion) However, there were some local places I really enjoyed that have also departed.
Sebastian’s Hideout – The owners closed this downtown establishment in order to concentrate on Lake Pointe Grill and their new pizza place
Mi Mexico – In Chatham, this place didn’t offer the best Mexican fare in town but it wasn’t bad, it was close to my home and their margaritas were pretty freaking awesome.
Coney Island – Another downtown casualty. Their breakfasts were really good and their burritos were amazing
Holy Land Diner – Grant it, this one closed because the owner retired, but still, it is gone but not forgotten.
Brick House – Downtown – This one is closing on Sunday but at least the location at Iles and Koke mill is going strong
Bentos– Their Cesar Salad with blackened Salmon was legendary – and I don’t even like blackened salmon as a rule. Their Pad Thai was also incredible.
Ross Iassacs – OK , total honesty here. I never got a chance to try this one but I really wanted to. Then they up and closed before I got the chance
I know I am forgetting some but even so this is quite the list – especially given the fact that I have lived in this area for only 6 years. However it isn’t all bad news. Cooper’s Hawk is wonderful as is Nick and Ninos if you want more upscale fare. The new Casa Real on Wabash (which replaced Ginger Bistro) is my new favorite Mexican restaurant. Let’s just hope they stick around for a while.