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Dec 21, 2009
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Comings and Goings 2009

Comings and Goings 2009


Making my annual list of restaurants that closed during the past year, I decided to also include a list of restaurants that premiered as well.  I make no pretense that this is the definitive list. I find it interesting that the list of new restaurants is almost as long as the list of those that closed.  I hope this is a good sign for 2010.



Closed in 2009




Babs French Quarter Kitchen


J.T. Whtiney’s


Cloud 9


Tony Roma’s






Porta Alba (moved to new location)


Taste of Asia


Kipp’s Down Home Cookin’


Madeleine's Patisserie


Pavlov’s Pizza


Café Montmartre




Out Restaurant and Nightclub


Cardinal Bar (reopened)


Monroe Street Bistro


Dawg House


Lovshack Calzones


Old Market Bistro


Kushi Bar Muramoto


Bangkok Cuisine




Tiki Shack and Crabhouse



New Restaurants


The Bayou


Bonfyre American Grille




Las Cazuelas


Daisy Café & Cupcakery


Francesca al Lago (opening in 2010)


Mill on Main


The Green Owl Cafe


The Haze


Ha Long Bay


Jovian Taphaus Grill


The Keystone Grill






Opa Café & Lounge


Plan B


Sala Thai


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Dan CurdI found my interest in writing by accident. My training and first job was as a graphic designer. Unemployed, the only employment I could find in advertising at that time was as a copywriter. Somehow, I convinced Richard Newman & Associates to hire me. Later I learned they were desperate. Madison has been my home off and on since 1957 (nonstop for the past 31 years). I write about food, which I love. – Dan Curd

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