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I am working on a vegan restaurant review site (www.sondraslair.com/phillyrestaurants...) and need some help. I've compiled a list of veggie places from various internet sites, but I'm sure many of them are no longer around. Can anyone tell me if the following places are still open for business?

Patterson's Paradise Restaurant
Oasis Living Cuisine
Samosa Indian Vegetarian
Olive Vegan Cafe
Chinese Rice House

Thanks and good, responsible eating!
Sondra

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  1. Samosa is closed.

    1. Patterson's Paradise Restaurant burned down last year and it doesn't look like they're going to come back. Samosa Indian Vegetarian has been closed since March. The note on the door (if I remember correctly) insinuated that they didn't pay their rent to the building owners.

      1. Rice House is also closed. Thank you.

        1. A great vegan restaurant has opened -- Horizons -- on South Street -- got 3 bells (= stars) from our restaurant critic and we absolutely loved it (and we're not vegetarians).

          1. Thanks for the replies. I've been to Horizons twice so far and loved it more than I can say. Cheers.

            1. If the Olive Cafe is the Black Olive on Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy neighborhood, then I am sorry to say that it never opened. It was supposed to be a vegetarian restaurant, the sign went up and it was listed in the Mt. Airy Dining Guide. But that was about 2 years ago!

              1. No new news to add, just that I'm looking forward to making use of your website. Thanks!! (And welcome to Philly!)

                1. yah Samosa had signs up for months about Ravi (whoever that is) having a heart attack and then some signs about his progress but it's been shuttered (curtained) for almost a year.

                  1. oasis might be closed too. or it's just been 25000 years since i've been...