Jun 12, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
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.
Dips & Dogs served
John Gormel and his family keep us all well-fed and watered at their big bistros, The Cobblestone and The Retreat. No wonder John’s the man with the mile-wide smile!
Now the Gormels cater to the crowd at Onondaga Lake Park with their newest business — Dips and Dogs — next to the Barking Gull at the corner of South Willow Street and Lake Drive.
Dips and Dogs serves four hard ice creams, four soft ice creams along with Hofmann hot dogs and coneys. Get it? Dips and Dogs!
The lakeside stand is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily.
Whitewater any day now…
Next door, the Whitewater Pub at 110 S. Willow St., is all set to open. The owners, Mary Kay Manns and Joe Delguercio, are patiently awaiting their liquor license.
Delguercio, who previously operated the Easy Street Pub in Solvay, plans an upscale tavern menu featuring chicken riggies, Buffalo wings and burgers. Live music will be performed on the pub’s spacious renovated patio, he predicted.
He’ll not have another
Tom Peat, the Kentucky Wildcats fan who lives in Liverpool, never got a chance to lay another wager on I’ll Have Another.
The chestnut colt had won the Kentucky Derby on May 5 — netting Tom a solid C-note and then some — before adding the Preakness to its list of victories. Tom failed, however, to get a bet down on the May 19 Preakness. He slept through it.
He’d planned to put his money on I’ll Have Another again when it made an historic run at U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing on June 9, at the Belmont Stakes, but the horse was scratched from the Stakes and retired from racing after suffering a swollen leg tendon.
Better luck next time, Tom, but you’ll always enjoy fond memories of the 2012 Derby.