Wednesday, August 17, 2005 

Restaurant changes

While biking through Fairbanks the other day, I noticed that Senor Flanigan's Steak Pit (a Mexican restaurant in North Gate Square) has a new name and different look. It is now The Alaska Seafood Company. I guess that's the end of overpriced food and fruity margaritas. Now I'll just have to wait for Chili's to open to get a mango-strawberry margarita.

I'm sure I'm not the only person in Fairbanks who fears the encroaching chain restaurants. I've yet to visit Boston Pizza, nor have I eaten at the new A&W/KFC. It's bad enough that I've gone to the farthest north Denny's.

What this town needs to do is clear out a few of the Thai places (I vote to keep Lemongrass, Thai House and Sweet Basil -- all the others can go) and the Chinese places (only Pagoda in North Pole is worth a visit) and get some good ethnic food up here. Bobby's will reopen soon, but our only Indian food is hidden inside a pizza place and the best sushi in town is from Fred Meyer.

I demand the following:
* a really good sushi restaurant. The kind where the chef will put strange things in rolls, such as goat cheese.
* an Indian restaurant. Dedicated to serving Indian food, preferably with a cheap lunch buffet. If this does happen, I will immediately gain 20 lbs.
* a Middle Eastern restaurant. Shawerma! Shawerma!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 

Another look

Now that I'm getting all savvy from changing the look of my blog, I've decided to change this one too.

It's a work in progress, people. I need to find a less pixellated picture, and I'm not sure what's going on with the fonts. I'd even like to get a big "The Deft Palate" header going across the top. All in good time.