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Carmella's closing


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First Kansas City Prime, and now this. I never had a chance to eat at Carmella's, but when KC Prime closed I kept meaning to go there, figuring it was the only place I could get that awesome white chocolate bread pudding.

Sigh.

No surprise here. Manayunk is becoming a graveyard. And Derek Davis' restaurants seem to have some sort of plague that's killing them off first in a long slow agonizing death. The "plague" could be the food and the service. The LaBan review of Carmella's was brutal, but sadly true. You can read it HERE

After you've read it, tell me if you're still surprised it's closing, or merely surprised it took this long. :blink:

Katie M. Loeb
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No surprise here. Manayunk is becoming a graveyard. And Derek Davis' restaurants seem to have some sort of plague that's killing them off first in a long slow agonizing death. The "plague" could be the food and the service. The LaBan review of Carmella's was brutal, but sadly true. You can read it HERE

After you've read it, tell me if you're still surprised it's closing, or merely surprised it took this long. :blink:

What's curious about that is that even though the review was scathing, the web page gives it a four-star rating (doubly odd in that the Inky gives bells not stars). :unsure:

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No surprise here.  Manayunk is becoming a graveyard.  And Derek Davis' restaurants seem to have some sort of plague that's killing them off first in a long slow agonizing death.  The "plague" could be the food and the service.  The LaBan review of Carmella's was brutal, but sadly true.  You can read it HERE

After you've read it, tell me if you're still surprised it's closing, or merely surprised it took this long.  :blink:

What's curious about that is that even though the review was scathing, the web page gives it a four-star rating (doubly odd in that the Inky gives bells not stars). :unsure:

Which webpage? Whose webpage? Even on a good day 4 stars was a stretch... :hmmm:

Katie M. Loeb
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Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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That's four blank "bells" you're looking at in Craig's review.

I'm writing in tomorrow's INQlings that Carmella's not only is closed, the site will go condo.

Yeah - that's what I thought. Four blank bells as in ZERO bells/stars. That's more like it.

Katie M. Loeb
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Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails

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Katie, in your opinion why is it that Manayunk is becoming a graveyard? I mean, I agree with you, what with the closing of KC Prime still fresh on the brain, but I can't figure out what the problem is over there. It's a cute area, it's teeming with people who can appreciate a good meal ... you'd think that quality restaurants wouldn't have a problem staying open.

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Katie, in your opinion why is it that Manayunk is becoming a graveyard? I mean, I agree with you, what with the closing of KC Prime still fresh on the brain, but I can't figure out what the problem is over there. It's a cute area, it's teeming with people who can appreciate a good meal ... you'd think that quality restaurants wouldn't have a problem staying open.

This is a very good question. It occurs to me that Manayunk deserves its own thread. If you don't mind, I'm going to take the liberty of starting one.

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