Well, the next time you're jonesing for fufu, you're not gonna have 'ol Roger Miller to satisfy your cravings. Some time in the last couple weeks, the Cameroonian restaurant at 941-1 Bonifant (just next to Thai Derm) closed its doors.
While there aren't a lot of details available, the good folks at Thai Derm say a new dining spot will soon be taking over. Had it not been for the blizzard, a new place might have thrown its doors open already. Word has it that we're getting a Peruvian chicken outpost. Now don't confuse this with the new Portuguese chicken restaurant, Nando's Peri Peri, that is supposedly opening a place on Ellsworth in the Peterson Development. However there is no mention of that on the company's website.
While I doubt a Peruvian chicken shack will hold much interest for me, I'll be curious to see what they have to offer. I can't say that I'll miss Roger Miller all that much. It's a good thing that Cafe d'Abidjan opened a couple miles south of RM on Georgia Ave for the next time I'm in the mood for some west African fare.
And if anyone has any details on the closing of RM or the new restaurant taking its place, please shoot me a note. Thanks.