‘Harmony of tastes’ brewing on Lower First Street

— The sweet and spicy aromas of Southeast Asia will soon fill Lower First Street.

Two local entrepreneurs with roots in the Kingdom of Thailand plan to open an “appeThaizing” restaurant at 105 First St., the former site of busy bistros such as Foster’s and Tutor’s.

The new eatery should be cooking with gas within a couple months.

First Street will be the co-owners’ third area appeThaizing location. They already serve soup, noodles, curries and sautéed dishes on the Syracuse University Hill and at Kimbrook Plaza at the corner of Route 31 and Route 57, in the town of Clay.

Most appeThaizing entrees cost between $9.99 and $14.99, but diners can splurge on chef’s specials such as pan-seared sea scallops for $23 or roasted duck with maple and spices for $21.

The Liverpool location will also serve beer and wine.

Promising a “harmony of tastes,” appeThaizing kitchens serve dinner through 9 p.m. weekends and 8:30 p.m. weekdays; appethaizing.com; 622-2777

The property at 105 First St. is now owned by Liverpool businessman Mike Charles.

Don’t forget Bangkok

Liverpool’s new appeThaizing restaurant will be the area’s second taste of Thailand. The first is Bangkok Thai Restaurant, 7421 Oswego Road, in the John Glenn Plaza; bangkokthairestaurant.blogspot.com; 451-4621.

Limp Lizard lady

Tina Toth has joined Chuck Orlando and Scott Schimpff as a co-owner of the Limp Lizard Barbecue, 205 First St. Toth replaces Liverpool native Mike Rotella who left the business several months ago.

A bright-eyed blonde, Tina’s an attentive addition to the service staff. When I lunched at the Lizard last week, she smoothly backed up the waitresses making sure her customers received prompt and friendly service.

I recommend the Lizard’s new Santa Fe chicken soup. Creamy yet peppery, the soup’s spices are balanced not blazing. It’s a delightful appetizer.

Horton’s heading here?

The rumor persists, but is not yet confirmed, that Tim Horton’s will take over the old Burger King Location at 7589 Oswego St., in the heart of the village. Stay tuned.

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