Wednesday, March 14, 2007
An auto repair shop was turned into a doomed restaurant location at the corner of Van Ness and Turk a few decades ago by then-celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower, who owned Stars Restaurant around the corner. He called the huge barn "Speedo 690" and it wasn't a success.
The place went through a number of identities before becoming a Lyon's Restaurant through most of the 1990s, and then a "Noodle House," followed by a Mexican restaurant, and now the fourth Bay Area installment of a Pakistani/Indian restaurant called "Naan-N-Curry."
The food is inexpensive in contrast to most of the restaurants in the neighborhood, and it's outrageously tasty.
May it survive the doomed restaurant location and feed the Civic Center spicy food for many years.