new restaurants in hburg

Brent Finnegan -- July 25th, 2006

The DNR reported yesterday that the Amato family (part-owners of the L’Italia restaurants) recently opened a Mexican restaurant called Dona Rosa on Linda Lane near Lowe’s (where the old Macondos was). By my estimation, this brings the current count of “authentic” Mexican restaurants in town to six: Dona Rosa, both El Charros, Jalisco, Guzman’s, and that place on South Main with the painted windows that I always forget the name of. Excluding chains like Taco Bell and Qdoba, am I missing any?

Also, last night was the grand opening of Texas Roadhouse on Evelyn Byrd above Harrisonburg Crossing. That place rose out of the ground in a matter of weeks. According to the hostess, “a lot” of people showed up to try out the food last night.

In other restaurant news, the newly renovated L&S Diner is “sort of re-opened” for business. Renovations are still going on, and the menu is temporarily sparse, but the open sign is on. The Little Grill will be closed during the week for tidying up.

If anyone has eaten at any of the new restaurants in town, please share your opinions. I plan to check out these eateries in the coming month.

-finnegan

3 Responses to “new restaurants in hburg”

  1. I recently dined at the new Texas Roadhouse and it was quite tasty. It was ridiculously busy, but we didn’t wait long for a table and I was surprised at how quickly we were served considering the full house. One big selling point is that everything is hand made and all of the meat is hand cut that day, so you know it’s fresh. The food was really good and the service was great. I would recommend it over Outback or Texas Steakhouse(confusing, I know).

  2. Frank J Witt says:

    Anyone know who is re-opening the L & S? Saw the lights on last night and the For Rent signs are gone.

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