IT caught the corner of my eye as I was passing by, and in an instant my world had changed.
According to a banner in the window of 47-30 Vernon Boulevard a Chinese Restaurant (& Bar!) is coming soon to that location. Formerly the home of Roman restaurant Testaccio followed by a brief conversion to Tutti Matti, which included an all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta option, it will be Vernon Boulevard’s first Chinese restaurant since New Garden across the street closed two years ago.
Will it be straight or fusion? I do not know. Will it be Cantonese, Szechuan, or Hunan? I do not know. When will it open? I do not know1. In the meantime though I can dream, and there will be a bar!
//THE PS78Q Spring Fair occurs next Saturday, June 8th from 11am to 3pm on Center Boulevard. Open to all kids in the neighborhood, the fair doesn’t happen without parents volunteering. Please consider contributing to the community by helping out with a shift, click here for the sign-up link.
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- but my experience w/ storefronts being built out by Chinese laborers is that it happens quicker than most [↩]