All Good Things with Garlic

The food at Papa Gjorgjo is nothing short of art.
The food at Papa Gjorgjo is nothing short of art.

If you read the Giant Muh using an RSS reader, you might have noticed a new post dated January 18, 2003. It describes my first date with Abby, in which we had dinner at Papa Gjorgjo Italian Restaurant, whose back door is closer to the back door of our office than any other. Abby and I have spent many evenings enjoying many meals there since, including one night a couple of weeks ago when I had to come to the office to fix a server problem and Abby suggested we meet next door for a bite, which I thought was very sweet of her.

It became our custom at Papa Gjorgjo to look at every item on the menu, then order the same things we always order. I got their eggplant parmesan with sautéed vegetables, and Abby got shrimp scampi made with baby shrimp over fettuccine pasta, with lots of garlic.

It was with a slightly heavy heart, then, that we discovered that Papa Gjorgjo’s downtown location has closed and moved all their staff and product to their North Lounge. I’m sure the food will be just as good, but it won’t be quite the same as the downtown experience.

This is the downtown location of Papa Gjorgjo Italian Restaurant, where Abby and I had our first date in 2003.
This is the downtown location of Papa Gjorgjo Italian Restaurant, where Abby and I had our first date in 2003.
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