Friday, January 04, 2008

South Academy treasures

I've been thinking about The Gazette's business story on Sunday about the decay of South Academy Boulevard.

I don't think there's any doubt that, economically, the strip has been on a slow decline. But that lowering of property values has had a positive result as well: the influx of great ethnic markets and restaurants.

I just ate at Jamaican Flavor at South Academy and Hancock. Man, that was some of the best brown stew chicken I've ever had.

South Academy is also home to fabulous Asian markets, taquerias, a fruiteria and more.

If that area somehow got gentrified, I'd hate to see those things go.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't a comment, but a question on another subject. What happened to the previous chef at Nosh? The new one is very good also. We ate there last night and enjoyed some of his new things. We really liked the previous one, too.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Seth Elwonger's been the chef as long as I've been going, I think.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Seth is gone! Oh, no. He was fabulous.

Here's what Teresa Farney has in her column on Friday:

The every changing world of restaurant chefs is on going. This time, Seth Elwonger, the chef who opened Nosh, in the Plaza of the Rockies, is gone. Owner, Joseph Coleman, says “We’re working some things out with ticket time and improving service.” He’s not sure when or if a new chef will be hired there.

11:48 AM  

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