What Should Replace Ubuntu Restaurant in Downtown Napa?

Napa's first vegetarian restaurant won instant acclaim and Michelin status — then closed. Now the property is up for sale. What would you like to see there next? Share your visions for this vacancy.

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, from its winter break: The restaurant property on Main Street in downtown Napa is up for sale.

We asked Napa Patch readers here and on Facebook what they'd like to see replacing Napa's first and only vegetarian restaurant. Here's what we heard back:

Let's think family restaurants, Chili's, Olive Garden, Fresh Choice only to name a few. We have enough high end restaurants. I also think some of our tourists would seek this type of restaurant. (Lorie Marella Moody)

A would be great. Best chicken sandwiches and only place I know where we can get awesome waffle fries. Need more restaurants for the blue collar people and not for the uber rich residents and tourists. (Art Morris)

What do you think? Let us know in the comments, keeping in mind that I ask commenters to use names, rather than pseudonyms, when taking part in our community dialogue.

If you'd rather remain anonymous, you're welcome to email your comment to me at napa@patch.com.

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Ash Leigh August 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I haven't had it here in California, but I have in Michigan and it's home state, Arizona. I don't like it either. Tasteless, oily. I also don't understand all the hype on it. Maybe because I was born and raised over-seas and I know authentic asian cuisine. PF Changs is too, "Americanized."
Ash Leigh August 27, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Don't hold your breath too long. PF Chang is owned by Centerbridge Partners - not Paul Fleming anymore, hun. How is is local, when everything originated and headquarters are in Arizona? Do you personally know this man, and where he lives? How local is local; Bay Area, California, West Coast?
Mark Mathews August 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Went to a PF Chang in Boston last March - GREAT PLACE! Bring It, and let We the Patrons decide! (Oh and Lori, "roflol" received and understood; 10-4 over/out) ;o)
Scott Yeager August 28, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Sarcasm is a one trick pony.
Mark Mathews August 28, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Karen, would you rather have a chain business that employes locals, or an empty store front. IF a local store cant get started, then why not a diverse chain? Why are chains SO demonized? THAT is how a business cycle works! Lets all try to be "tolerant" of successful companies, ok?


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