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Another new restarurant on State?

Postby bassbari » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:04 pm

I went for coffee at Esspresso Saturday and noticed a new place next to Jack's Shoes. They looked like they were getting ready to open, but no sign yet. Looked similar to Harvest in layout. Anyone know the skinny?
Also, I saw that the chocolate place next to Opheum bit the dust already. Too bad. I hate to see failure of independents.
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Postby admin » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:28 pm

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Postby TAsunder » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:02 am

The candy store next to the orpheum went out of business because the family decided to move away. I don't think they were necessarily having financial trouble.

As for the restaurant in question, The Icon, it seems to have opened on monday or tuesday. I saw people dining there last night. They posted the menu on their windows last saturday. Me and my GF had been wondering what the menu was, so I took a blurry, useless picture of it in a fit of excitement.
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Postby bassbari » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:53 pm

Thanks for the info. The tapas menu looks good. I will check it out after the opera next week.
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Postby zelda » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:24 am

I wandered by after the blues show at the Overture last night. Someone connected with the place was standing outside. He said they'd open next week - probably Wednesday.
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Postby Learned » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:55 am

"The Icon, a Spanish restaurant that is the brainchild of Mohamed Barketallah, owner of Frida Mexican Grill across the street."

I don't want to be friends with any of his brainchildren.
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what was there before?

Postby altcountryman » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:11 pm

Dumb question - what was in the space where the Icon is now?
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Postby Veeder » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:08 pm

"Spanish" tapas which - according to the menu in the window - include fish fry, fried calamari and curry chicken salad.

If they surrounded these 'tapas' with true Spanish tapas I could forgive them; but the menu is a typical tourist/college-student pandering State St menu.

So sad when Madison could really use a real Spanish tapas restaurant.
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Re: what was there before?

Postby TAsunder » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:52 am

altcountryman wrote:Dumb question - what was in the space where the Icon is now?


The last time it was occupied it was Tammy Baldwin's campaign headquarters. Not sure before that.
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"Spanish" tapas

Postby BadgerGal4 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:04 pm

Fried calamari is actually very prevalent in Spain. However, I agree with you regarding the other "tapas"
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Postby forman » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:11 pm

ok guys... because i don't have anything to say about your counbesion, ill tell you about this concert i've been in last saterday.
the singer's name is Keren Ann maybe you know her she singing the song: not going anywhere... ( youtube)
however... i'm writing about it because i've never enguy from a concert as i did on this time...
so if you didnt heared about her you sould give it a shot...
hovav from horsesring.com
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Postby supaunknown » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:23 pm

forman wrote:counbesion
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hovav

I like your post because you didn't use the word "tapas" (as far as I could tell).
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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:37 pm

forman wrote:ok guys... because i don't have anything to say about your counbesion, ill tell you about this concert i've been in last saterday.
the singer's name is Keren Ann maybe you know her she singing the song: not going anywhere... ( youtube)
however... i'm writing about it because i've never enguy from a concert as i did on this time...
so if you didnt heared about her you sould give it a shot...
hovav from horsesring.com

Are you a product of homeschooling?
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Postby forman » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:40 pm

what is it anyway (i've never read the previous- but dont tell anyone :)

get in to youtube and watch the clip
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:42 pm

forman wrote:what is it anyway (i've never read the previous- but dont tell anyone :)

get in to youtube and watch the clip

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