Yesterday after work, we headed to one of our favorite restaurants in town, the THAI OF ATHENS. We were looking forward to a delicious and relaxing dinner, but instead were shocked to discover that they were no more! Since the last time we ate there (maybe not even two weeks ago), the restaurant had closed it's doors for good. We were left with a permanent craving that was never satisfied...and to think that we'll never taste some of our favorite dishes ever again! We found out today that the husband and wife team that ran the restaurant was trying to sell the business, but had no offers. They've since moved to Japan to be with their daughter...the owner of the lot will probably knock down the building, and it it's place will be some anonymous strip mall or some obnoxious student condo-complex. Thai Of Athens used to be a favorite hang-out for some of the members of NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - the lobby of the restaurant was decorated with napkins that were drawn on by the band and other die-hard regulars (including Missy)...I'm kicking myself for not ever taking photos inside of there when I had plenty of chances (really, the lo-fi and haphazard way they decorated the inside of the restaurant was something to behold). We'll cherish the good times that we spent there, and we'll miss it's wonky personality and all the delicious food...farewell, Thai Of Athens! We love you and we miss you!
...from their webpage - the Thai Of Athens during happier times: