Mulberry Street Restaurant on Park and Long Beach road, has long been a place I’ve walked by and never gone in. It seems I’m not the only one, because this week, when I walked by it, it was closed. On Tuesday, the lights were out, but a sign said Cafe Picasso was coming soon.
Great! Looks like one Italian restaurant closes, another one opens. I have no idea if they are going to be doing renovations (I saw no signs of construction or permits) or if this is just a management swap. Did anyone like Mulberry? Predictions for Cafe Picasso?
Personally, I think this is a tough town to open another Italian eatery in. Pizza places, casual Italian, and “classy” Italian are abundant – and all very tasty. What there’s a dearth of is seafood restaurants – which still makes no sense to me at all, considering this is a “City by the Sea.”