Saturday, January 20, 2007

What the heck is going on?

Two weeks ago Thai Nakorn burned to a pile of ashes. Then ChristianZ reports Cathay Newport closes, and Chubbypanda witnesses Red Onion's final night. Now the same week that Rasa Malaysia breaks the news that New Shanghai is going to fold, Professor Salt says that Crescent City has shuttered its doors.

Today, I find out that Farmer Boys in Tustin is history as well. All the signs ripped from the exterior walls. There's a big crane poised to install a new one for a new place.

Yes, it was part of an inland empire chain, but its Fish and Fries were the best around, offered at an affordable price point. Breakfast there was always a treat: crisp hash browns, crispier bacon, and eggs exactly as you ask.

What's next?

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Comments on "What the heck is going on?"

Blogger Chubbypanda said ... (January 21, 2007 at 12:38 AM) : 

Bloody hell. Seems a bad month for Orange County restaurants all around. Then again, given how hard the food industry is, maybe we just happen to be noticing the closures more.

Blogger Wandering Chopsticks said ... (January 21, 2007 at 2:36 AM) : 

Oh, that sucks. I like Farmer's fish and chips too. And the gyros with the soft flatbread. And the gigantic fried zucchini.

I do think though that we notice food closures more than the average person. Or we notice one, but since we're all connected, it appears like more because we tell each other.

Blogger googiemel said ... (January 22, 2007 at 12:05 PM) : 

there's another farmer boy's on 17th and the 55 freeway in Santa Ana.

Blogger Rasa Malaysia said ... (January 25, 2007 at 9:42 PM) : 

New Shanghai's boss told me that he is selling the restaurant but he is taking the chefs with him. He said the place should be reopen as another Shanghai restaurants...and that the transaction would take a few months to complete. So, we still have some time.

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (May 29, 2007 at 3:39 PM) : 

I knew that that location for Farmer Boy's wouldn't make it when it went in. It was just to close to the 17th and Tustin location, and not in a
good retail area. I'm amazed the
Mickey D's makes it nearby.

Another one to add on your closed
list is Shakey's Pizza in Tustin.
I think something new has opened
already.

Blogger V said ... (September 3, 2007 at 11:12 AM) : 

Very sad to hear about Cathay Newport... absolutely loved that place. :(

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