Pasquini's is back on East 17th Avenue, a mile further west than where it had had opened up shop on this strip years ago, then closed that franchise earlier this year. The original 17th Avenue restaurant was in a little Victorian house, but the new location is a massive space, the former home of J.R.'s, a two-story structure with a New Orleans feel.
And a very odd new mural on the side of the building.
The paint job looks like someone left the decision to a 6 yr old. The neighborhood hates it. And for the owner to spread a rumor that the paint job was done to "honor" the gay-bar history of the building is an insult to gay people everywhere. If the owner's judgment is that bad, God knows what the food and service will be like.
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