Pumpkin

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  • Alcohol: BYOB
  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Pumpkin Market Closes

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Pumpkin Market’s parklet from Spring 2013

Ian Moroney and Hillary Bor are South Street West pioneers. The couple opened Pumpkin Restaurant in 2004, next came Pumpkin Cafe and then Pumpkin Market in 2008. The Cafe and Market merged  in 2011. And now comes word that Pumpkin Market will be closing. On Facebook, the reason given is that the landlord is asking for a 65% increase in rent.

Pumpkin Restaurant will remain open.

Pumpkin Market [Facebook]
Pumpkin Restaurant [Official Site]

Six Pack: Sunday Tasting Menus

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There’s the glitz and the glam, and then there’s the humble and the honest-to-goodness, the unaffected and the unassuming. To each his own, but I prefer the latter.

I get a kick out of the quirky buildings’ awkward seating arrangements and tiny menus—menus that need not say much, and food that says all too much; the chef-driven and food-focused holes, often orienting themselves in such a way that the preparer and prepared are shown off, experienced only through an intimate three-part channel between the chef, his food, and his guest. When done well, the following few weeks (or longer) will pale in comparison. That’s why the tasting menu is so important; it’s a facilitation of exchange between the hand of the cook and the consumed palate it feeds.

Some tasting menus you’ll find in places that don’t deserve them, and others are just a second menu to the main. Some are only available on weekdays, but there are those you can only take part in on a single day: Sunday, perhaps.

An ode to the tasting menus of Sunday »

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