Suriya Thai No More? Whither Valencia 1400 Block.
I love Suriya Thai. Pumpkin curry, ginger rice, coconut ice cream, faded elephant…
But this is not good:
I happened to walk past Suriya Thai on sunday afternoon, and some of the owners were in the process of emptying it out and setting up most of their furniture for people to haul away. They were somewhat reticent to talk about the specifics of what happened (and fair enough, I was just a random dude wandering by): really all they would say was that they lost their lease. In any case, I’m really sorry to see them go: I loved having a really good thai place within a block of my apartment.
This sucks. Suriyans, please re-open somewhere nearby.
Valencia between 25th and 26th, sea of change. Suriya goes. The Valencia wood window shop (in which for years I have seen neither movement nor life other than fluorescent lights) gets cleaned out of its vast collection of wood shims:
And the Groger’s Western Store remains a testament to sunbeaten, blued out cowboy posters frozen in time.
(Yes, I am officially obsessed with this place. I want to know its story.)
But Valencia btw 25th and 26th, WTF?