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sondra Jul 22, 2006 01:20 PM

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!

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    mazza3 Aug 1, 2006 05:51 PM

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

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      Smellchipper Jul 29, 2006 01:48 AM

      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. spyturtle008 Jul 25, 2006 07:51 PM

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

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          refinnej Jul 24, 2006 09:24 PM

          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!

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            sondra Jul 24, 2006 09:20 PM

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

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              Beulah Jul 24, 2006 03:56 PM

              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).

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                Bride of the Juggler Jul 24, 2006 03:48 PM

                Rice House is also closed. Thank you.

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                  outsidein Jul 23, 2006 10:59 PM

                  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.

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                    urbanfabric Jul 22, 2006 04:27 PM

                    Samosa is closed.

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