Phish Phood, a popular eatery on Woodstock Road in Roswell, has gone dark.
Owner and chef Dave Fast said business had been good for the last two years, but in the three-year-old restaurant’s infancy, it was a struggle.
Because of that, he had gotten a bit behind during that early period and ended up owing two months’ rent.
According to Fast, the out-of-state management company wasn’t interested in discussing a repayment plan, and paying the entire lump sum he owed wasn’t feasible.
He said pulling the plug on Phish Phood ended up being his sole option.
Since he closed his doors last month, Fast told me he has a new backer who has attempted to lease the space himself and put Fast at the helm.
As of last Friday, however, there was no reply from the landlord, Fast said.
They are now looking for other property somewhere in north Fulton, preferably Roswell, to open a new eatery.
If anyone has commercial restaurant space that might be suitable, contact Fast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phish Phood’s Facebook page is still active, so you can keep track of Fast and his wife Terry and whatever new venture they take on.
Other closings and reopenings
A few years ago, Roswell was home to Moksha, one of the best Indian restaurants around.
But the eatery, operating out of a building that used to be the old Lickskillet Farm, suffered a slow, painful death when ongoing roadwork in the area made it nigh impossible to get to.
Thanks to some reliable food bloggers, I just discovered that the owners reopened, but it’s in Duluth on Peachtree Industrial. Yeah, it’s not north Fulton, but it’s not that far away.
Those familiar with Moksha’s food, or anyone wanting to sample superlative ethnic cooking, is going to want to go immediately to the Moksha Kitchen Facebook page for the menu and address.
One of Roswell’s fave luncheon spots and French bakery, Douceur de France on Alpharetta Street, has been closed for renovations. According to chef and owner, Luc Beaudet, it will reopen this week.