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Canton Gourmet Express is No More

Steve Jan 3, 2006 08:55 PM

The idiosyncratic Lao menu at Canton Gourmet Express is no more. The place is being renovated to become La Copa Tropical: Salvador-Mexican. But since the guy's wife is from the Philippines, there are at least a couple of Filipino soups on the menu. The owner hinted they may add more such items. I imagine they won't open before the end of the month.

Honey garlic ribs, banana flower, gui ba fish, I will miss this very challenging and worthwhile experience.

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    bacchante RE: Steve Jan 4, 2006 09:02 AM

    sad. very sad

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      Jamie D RE: Steve Jan 4, 2006 11:43 AM

      any word on where Sandy's going?

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        Steve RE: Jamie D Jan 4, 2006 12:34 PM

        I only spoke with the young man who will run the new restaurant

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        Wayne Keyser RE: Steve Jan 4, 2006 07:25 PM

        About "I always dreamed of opening a restaurant" experiences:

        "I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life." article in SLATE online magazine


        I got the impression this was very much the case with the owner. And I'm sorry to see her dream go bad.

        1. Dennis S RE: Steve Sep 12, 2006 08:29 PM

          Got the update today that they didn't close due to poor business - they closed b/c they wanted to try something else. They didn't like what that experience was and so they're back in business again in Burke somewhere. Will post as soon as I get the details.

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            Steve RE: Dennis S Sep 13, 2006 01:55 AM

            Thanks for the update. I hope the new venture has something to do with Lao cooking!

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              Dennis S RE: Steve Sep 13, 2006 01:12 PM

              Steve, I knew you'd post on the update - I didn't think it would be this thread. Hopefully I'll find out today. Turns out that a coworker is childhood friends with Sandy's daughter, so I'm getting the scoop and then heading there as soon after as I can (hopefully this weekend).

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