Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Meze World Cafe--One of Our Best--Closes
What a bummer! Meze World Café in downtown Roanoke has closed and now I’m down two eateries in a month or so (a whole lot more if you count all the restaurants in the City Market Building in Roanoke).
Meze was a little oasis of good, healthy food in a sea of salt, grease, flour and sugar (the four Basic Southern Food Groups). Its salad bar was as good as any I’ve ever eaten and featured a lusty helping of fruit and two delicious soups, potato feta and vegetable. It was owned by the same people who own Isaacs in Grandin Village, a mid-Eastern-flavored restaurant that is immensely popular.
I often took people to Meze for lunch and never heard a discouraging word about Meze’s food, especially the salad bar. Its menu, which could get expensive because each item had a separate price and no sides, was healthy, tasty and marvelously prepared.
I’m going to miss the restaurant, another victim of George Bush’s bad economy. As if I needed one more thing to blame on that bastard.