Alia? We Hardly Knew Ye...
From the Department of Doomed Restaurants: Alia, the fabled Mediterranean restaurant at 95 North 6th, whose main claim to fame was her nearly three-year interior build-out, was shuttered Monday night, after just six weeks in business.
The enigmatic new bearer of baba ghanouj - whose menu teased us with talk of belly dancers - has been shuttered at least since Saturday, when we called to reprise an earlier brick-oven pizza order. The "Locale" pizza was memorably good - though curiously, it arrived in a Fornino box the first time around.
This time we were greeted with a rambling, nearly-unintelligible voicemail message explaining that the restaurant is closed while they're "dealing with a
There's no signs on the storefront explaining the sudden closure.
Recall that Alia lives just across the street from the doomed space that once housed government-seized Bull's Eye steakhouse, and more recently the twice-failed Sense sushi club. Maybe there's something in the water down there.
Update 12/13: Great news concerning whomever may have had a 'medical condition': Alia appears to have reopened today.