9.09.2005

Farewell Fin

The Washington Business Journal reports that Fin at 19th and M streets has been purchased by the owner of Dupont's Thaiphoon, who plans to spend $1 million on rennovations to reopen the space as Mai Thai early next year. Mai Thai will be the third restaurant in the space in as many years. The owner already runs a Mai Thai in Old Town Alexandria.

According to the journal story, Paul Cohn, senior executive officer and co-founder of Capital Restaurant Concepts, which owns Fin, said the modern seafood concept "wasn't going anywhere." He added that a Thai restaurant probably has a good chance at success in the seemingly cursed space.

I like Thaiphoon (get a load of its wacky Web site) for its super cheap frivolous drinks and cheap entrées, though the food won't knock your socks off.

Digressing, as D.C.'s getting yet another Thai restaurant with a pun name, what's your favorite Thai pun? Thai Tanic is mine... And back on topic, has anyone tried the Old Town Mai Thai?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thai Me Up

Anonymous said...

space might be cursed but mediocre food and service doesn't help either!! good riddance, fin.

Anonymous said...

As luck would have it, I just tried the Old Town Mai Thai this weekend and was delighted. The pad thai was loaded with flavor and the pra ram tofu (peanut sauce over spinach) was the best I've had.

Amanda said...

There's hope! Thanks for the report.