Indish Shutting Down

Updated: Confirmed: the Indian restaurant Indish at 305 NW 21st is shutting down and re-branding itself as Temple Bar. The name is rather interesting, because Siam Society also has “Temple Bar”.

Further more,

Temple Bar, was the westernmost gateway to the City of London, where the Strand takes over from Fleet Street on its direct march to Westminster.

Commissioned by King Charles II, it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has been written about on numerous occasions, noteably by Charles Dickens, who had been moved to write when criticising the abject poverty of late eighteenth century London, that in matters of crime and punishment, “putting to death was a recipe much in vogue,” and illustrated the horror caused by severed heads,” exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity.”

Well now I’m just confused.

It seems like British food is the next big thing. I’ll leave it at that.

Your thoughts are welcome

      • Jacob Grier says

        Since you took my comment down the first time I will try again, only this time more nicely.

        I’m aware of how you came into the news. I was just wondering if you tried contacting the restaurant. It’s not difficult and would be much more informative for readers. Or if that’s too much to ask, you could link to sites that do (see Eater’s more detailed coverage, in this case). I enjoy your site but a more pro-active approach would have improved this particular post.

  1. themick says

    I’m curious about Jacob’s posts. Was the tip wrong? How can a tip be more proactive. The heading was “Indish shutting down” and lo and behold after reading the post apparently it is shutting down. Does jacob want you to call the restaurant to find out the back story, a detailed account of their past years’ finances and maybe an insight into the owners mind to figure out what the hell were they thinking?

    FD, I’ve always enjoyed your site from the reviews to the insider tips all the way down to the nonsensical comments some of your readers tend to make. Keep up the good work!

  2. Susan Alexander says

    I was annoyed at all the hullabaloo over Typhoon! on Everett closing you made. They were “closed” for a day or less. This is what starts the rumor mill. It is difficult to contact the owners but atleast you could have verified it with their corporate office. I do appreciate you however..just wanted to put in my 2 cents!!

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