Eateries come and go. This week, Satyuma is gone. The vegetarian bistro at the Martketplace shoping center closed its door after being on the market for several months. A family illness of none of the owners’ parents drew them away from the isl;and and the business weakened. (Original posting had a typo, said 'none' sted of 'one'.)
Meanwhile, at the Lumberyard, Lucky Pagoda was scheduled to open this week. It's a Chinese restaurant which hopes to do better than the late-and-departed China Shack. It was also at the Marketplace. Pagoda is on the space most recently occupied by the Artists Association and, before that, by Polli’s Mexican.
Meanwhile, out on East End, Concordia restaurant is making a go of it, despite its remote location. The menu includes eight entrees each night, relatively bargain-priced (for St. John) at $16 to $22, according to Lynda Lohr’s story in the St. John Source. She talked with chef Elizabeth Muro who emphasizes freshness and variety. Offerings have included a fisherman’s platter of shrimp, mussels, scallops and conch; brown rice stir fry with fennel, peppers, and onions, and a baked chicken breast with fennel and summer squash. Fresh vegetables are provided by Coral Bay’s green, green farmer, Josephine.
Concordia Web site: http://estateconcordiapreserve.blogspot.com/