Crescent City Cafe?
I realize that it has been out of commission for a while now, but I still can't figure out
1) when it closed
2) why it closed
3) will it reappear?
I tried to satiate my craving for Cajun and hit Le Crewes (Valencia/22) about 2 months ago, found it very disappointing. Then I went to Cajun Pacific all the way out in the Outer Sunset, and that was very tasty. But I still wonder what happened to CCity - and would love recommendations to help replace its departure..
1) when it closed. If I recall correctly, they closed for Mardi Gras last year & never came back. The Thai noodle place opened up a few months later. The food is actually quite good, the peanut sauce is nice & spicy, but the atmosphere is lousy (I always get take-out, call ahead!) & they only take cash.
2) why it closed. The owner wanted to retire, according to the liquor store guys next door. He'd already sold off Dish on Masonic & Haight and another place in the Marina. Crescent City was his last place.
3) will it reappear? Apparently never. :(
I've heard good things about P.J.'s Oyster Bed on Irving near 7th, but have never actually made it there myself. Good luck, I'm interested in what others will recommend!
thanks for the info....i have eaten at PJ's in the last few months and i am sorry to report that it was not very good - the jamalaya was not very flavorful and the atmosphere was just blandly "festive". the good news is that there is a brand-spankin' new Cajun spot on 24th Street, just east of Castro that is supposedly very very good and super reasonable. hopefully someone will ring in with a review soon.