One of the things that’s great about living in a city neighborhood is the close proximity of restaurants. Within three blocks of my home there’s a decent Pan Asian restaurant, a Nepalese/Indian restaurant, and a hamburger stand. There’s also a Whole Foods which, if you’re familiar with the chain, you know offers pretty decent prepared food in its salad bar, hot bar, and bakery. It also has a grill and a sort of deli.
Sadly, the Nepalese/Indian restaurant is spotty, ranging from barely adequate down. Still, if I absolutely need an order of momo, it’s just a few steps away.
In addition, within 10 blocks of my house there are two (yes, two) Starbucks, a Subway, two hot dog stands, a Thai restaurant, two Chinese restaurants, a pizza place, an Irish pub that serves pub food, and a tiny but beloved local landmark: the Edgebrook Cafe, recently re-opened under new management.
The location that houses the Nepalese/Indian restaurant appears to be cursed. For many years it was the location of a pretty crummy Chinese restaurant (there were three Chinese restaurants in that same block). After that disappeared it has hosted a terrible Mexican restaurant, a fair joint with an interesting concept (mostly eggrolls, spring rolls, sushi, and tacos), and now the Nepalese/Indian restaurant.
I think that a decent Mexican restaurant could clean up in this neighborhood but, alas, there’s none to be found.
Makes that two pizza places.