Thursday, February 28, 2008

Brookbit: Slope's Red Hot is Totally Dead

Red Hot Szechuan, the Chinese restaurant on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, whose fate has been the subject of much speculation since the steel grate was rolled down a few days ago and failed to open again, is definitely dead. Its demise has been confirmed although no cause of death has been offered, leaving Park Slopers with a hunger for hot and sour soup, and a dose of MSG, scrambling for delivery alternatives. Up next: the 'what will take its place?' game.--GL Inbox

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sad. Who has confirmed this? Did they give a reason?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Uncle Liao's probably won't be taking its place-- it's been shuttered at least since Sunday. It's a conspiracy, I tell you!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Dalton said...

Red Hot was my favorite Chinese restaurant, even after I left the Slope for Carroll Gardens 4 years ago, they continued to deliver to me. The quality did seem to go down over the last couple of years. Such a shame.

MSG? Really? I always thought of Red Hot as one of the healthier places that eschewed MSG.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Brenda from Flatbush said...

Red Hot, the few times we tried it, was just another spigot for the hypothetical pipeline of brown sauce proposed by Calvin Trillin as an explanation for the clone-like mediocrity of NY's typical (not-for-Chinese-people) Chinese restaurants. Can you imagine if somebody opened a place with authentic food as good as in a real Chinatown-for-Chinese-people restaurant, but with accessible menus and no Fear Factor? Lines around the block, Chowhound would explode, etc. So c'mon, capitalism: Make it so!

2:49 PM  

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