- 8407 (or “Nicaro Hut”), the Ramsey St. restaurant located across the street from the hole in the ground that will eventually be our new transit center, finally opens its doors tomorrow. SoCo eats has details and a few photos of the renovated interior. Nice enough, but not nearly as cool as the Luau Hut.
- Not going to be open tomorrow? Ceviche. I reported awhile back that it was closing, though I retracted that after seeing the “closed for renovations” sign on the door. It turns out that “for renovations” actually meant “forever”.
The City Paper's Young and Hungry blog has more details on the closure. The money quote:
Latin Concept’s founder Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld called from Ecuador to confirm that Ceviche has indeed closed, officially putting an end to that once semi-proud Peruvian concept. “We are good for small urban places,” Fraga-Rosenfeld says. “Our concept does not work in malls.”"Malls". Ouch.
Admittedly, I ate there just once myself. It did make Washingtonian’s Very Best Restaurants list in 2007, for what that’s worth.
- Part of the silent majority that thinks having a music hall in our downtown is a good thing? Join the FillmoreNow Facebook page.
- The Gazette has some details on our new Civic Center. (For some reason every time I look at the concrete structure that frames the front of the building, I think of the Recognizers from Tron.)
- The Handmade Mart crafts fair will return to Ellsworth on Sunday, May 23 and is looking for vendors.