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Fire at Manka's Inverness Lodge - no more?

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gordon wing Dec 28, 2006 04:08 AM

Heard a story on the radio about a serious fire at Manka's .... I was busy making dinner so I didn't get all the details but it doesn't sound good for fans of Manka's.

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    milltowngirl Dec 28, 2006 04:34 AM

    Totally destroyed. But in an article on SFGate, it says they'll rebuild. It also quotes devotees saying, how can they re-create what was lost?

    1. Absonot Dec 28, 2006 04:54 AM

      WOW- this news totally ruins my day. I was planning on booking a weekend there next month...there is simply no substitute. Very sad.

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        JudiAU Dec 28, 2006 05:06 AM

        Wow- really sorry to hear that. We stayed there a few months ago and really enjoyed ourselves.

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          amyandva Jan 3, 2007 07:28 PM

          Fellow Manka's fans. I'm happy to report that Manka's Inverness Lodge lives on! While the historic main lodge building that housed the restaurant and 4 guest rooms was destroyed by fire, gorgeous cabins and other guest rooms are open for business. Chef owners Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong are valiantly doing all that they can to rebuild and to keep the business going. Please spread the word to help support their efforts.

          I have a weekend cottage just down the lane from Manka's. When I first saw the devastation, I was so upset. But, when I saw the warm glow of lights and fires in the chimneys of the guest rooms over the New Year's weekend, I knew Manka's will be back. Best wishes to Grade and DeLong in their efforts over the coming months to rebuild and bring this gem back to beautiful Inverness. For more information on the fire and the rebuild, check out the following links.

          Manka's: www.mankas.com

          The fire:http://www.marinij.com/fastsearchresults/ci_4911533

          Remembering Manka's: http://www.marinij.com/fastsearchresu...

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          1. re: amyandva
            rworange Jan 3, 2007 07:50 PM

            More info on NAF board.
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/355792

          2. coolbean98 Jan 3, 2007 08:41 PM

            That's funny that I first heard about the fire on E! because Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal were there at the time, and all I thought about was the restaurant.

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              marlie202 Jan 3, 2007 09:11 PM

              this is a lovely place-glad it will keep on truckin...

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