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September 27, 2010

Tangier's on hiatus

TangiersTangier's in Canton is on hiatus. A publicist for the restaurant sent along a statement from the owner, Alain Suissa, pictured here, who says he has "encountered some difficult and challenging family issues unrelated to the restaurant,' and that he expects to have Tangier's open again within the month.

When he reviewed Tangier's back in July, Rob Kasper praised its authentic Moroccan cuisine, declaring the restaurant an "oasis."

If I find out more, I'll let you know.


Sun file photo

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 6:22 PM | | Comments (15)


"Tangier's on Hiatu's"? I shudder to think of Professor McIntyre's reaction.

RG - the stray apostrophe in hiatu's was meant to comment on the stray apostrophe in Tangier's. I admit it was lame.

What are you talking about, Cap'n Buzzkill? Awesome fawning reference to JM. Nice way to suck the life out of everything

Geez, Kevin, kind of a harsh greeting. :-)

Alright, let's not get on RG too much on his first day. It is just a misplaced apostrophe. It is not like he left his participle dangling.

Anyway, I hope Tangier's comes back. I like how it is not just Moroccan, but it is done with Sephardic twist. For a shaygetz raised in the suburbs it is interesting to see Jewish food that is not corned beef and bagels.

I also hope it comes back because I just bought a Groupon for it a couple of weeks ago.

Who would choose the role of being the thorn in the lion's paw? Amazing, Kevin/hmpstd. Isn't it time for you to tell children that Santa isn't real? Ho ho hum.

Never mind the bollocks, here comes the Gorelick!

That's a weird space they have. It's close enough to the success of Outback in that area but also close enough to the failure of the western part of Boston st.

I think I was more interested in it when it was on Hiatu's.

Sounded even more exotic

Oh my gawd, OMG! "Santa isn't real"??? Wha--?? Sheesh, at least label it "Spoiler Alert".

"Isn't it time for you to tell children that Santa isn't real?"

Sigh . . . I remember when these comments used to be suitable for viewing by the entire family.

I prefer Hiatu's to limerick's.

I found this out the hard way last Friday night - when I made an OpenTable reservation there, got the automated confirmation, and then arrived to find a darkened restaurant. Sigh. At least the Friday night 8pm wait at Annabelle Lee wasn't too long.

So, does anyone know when it will reopen? We've got an OpenTable reservation for 10/9 and have not gotten notice of any change either.

Would be nice if they updated their website, facebook page and let opentable know.

At least take the signs down in the windows of the restaurant that say "Closed for Yum Kippur. Back on Sept 20th."

It's simply obnoxious!

They should update their website, facebook and alert opentable, instead of letting people just show up to a dark storefront. At least their phone is disconnected now so people won't be too surprised.

At the very least remove the signs from the windows that say, "Closed for Yum Kippur. Back Sept 20th."

According to signage, this spot is reopened, but is now called "Hollywoods"

I can't imagine the neon lights for that spot are cheap. With all the name changes ... maybe they get a bulk discount.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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