Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Moveable Feasts: Anatolia Café moves on; Peking Gourmet lives on

Posted By on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 8:30 AM

After months of delays, Yashar Yildirim’s Anatolia Café has finally made the move from its former digs in a soon-to-be demolished South Euclid strip mall to a handsomely remodeled space in Cleveland Heights. Find the new Anatolia, and its daily lunch and dinner menus of Turkish delights, at 2270 Lee Road, 216-321-4400. ... (And if you aren’t familiar with Turkish fare, read our review from 2005.) Meanwhile, Anatolia’s former neighbor, the now-closed Peking Gourmet, may be gone, but its imaginative menu of meat-free specialties lives on, at Lakewood’s Szechwan Garden (13800 Detroit Road, 216-226-1987), where chef-owner Hoa Lam has added them to the regular rotation. Like Anatolia, Peking Gourmet had to give up its South Euclid space in the face of looming demolition. But months of searching for an eastside replacement proved futile. Finally, Peking owner Ken Lam appealed to his brother, Hoa, to help him resurrect at least parts of the vegetarian menu. Ergo, the additions to the Lakewood lineup. --- Elaine T. Cicora Read Elaine Cicora's restaurant reviews, food news, and comprehensive dining guide on the restaurant page at clevescene.com.

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