RIP: Pak Zam Zam


Total bummer. Pak Zam Zam, the city's first Pakistani restaurant, appears to be closed. Just when word was starting to spread and the owners, the Qadir family, had put up a nice lookin' website...and now the phone's disconnected and the lights were dark when I drove past last Saturday night at 7 p.m. It was such a loveable place with its friendly staff, low-key ambiance, and uncommonly good cooking: chapli kabab, chicken biryani, and the best dal I've ever tasted. When I reviewed Pak Zam Zam, I called it the underdog you want to root for as hard as you did for Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire. I know that happy endings are more common in Hollywood than the restaurant business, but here's to hoping the Qadirs get a second crack at it.