If our bellies had a heart, I'm sure those hearts would be terribly terribly broken by now. We just found out last night that one of our favorite restaurants in Mall of the Emirates has already closed and I'm not excited that another clothing store is probably being built in its location as a replacement. You see I'm quite the picky diner. In fact I can count only on one hand the few restaurants where we go to eat regularly (PF Chang, Mandarin Tree, Thai Wok, Soy, Koreana, and of course, Art Cafe). So this recent discovery that Art Cafe already closed down is quite a disappointing blow. :(
I took these photos a couple of months ago. I had no idea that it would be our last chance to taste their amazing food.
It's quite ironic actually. For someone who chose to live in the Middle East, I'm not that much a fan of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisines. I always end up choosing an Asian restaurant no matter the choices. It's my comfort zone and I rarely experiment nor go all adventurous when it comes to food (which makes me lame, I know).
Art Cafe happens to be the only non-Asian restaurant in our fave list here in Dubai. They served the best buffalo chicken and spicy pasta we have ever tasted in the region so far and has served as our default venue whenever we craved for good comfort food countless times. Gone are the days. :(
Still have to find out though whether they just moved to a new location or completely closed down since this is the only branch I knew they had. I guess we will have to go on the look-out once again to find a new favorite restaurant. The hunger game is on!
Have you ever had a favorite restaurant, store or hang-out place that made you really all sad when they closed down?