Last night my girlfriend and I, set on getting West African food, trekked to Morningside Heights with the hope of eating at Obaa Koryoe, but alas, the shutters were down and from what we could see as we peered inside, all the furniture had been vacated.
We went down to midtown to try our luck at Chez Gnagna Koty, the Senegalese restaurant, but the shutters were also down, as well.
Anyone know the story behind these closings? Aside from generic Ethiopian, are there any good African places in Manhattan left?
It's a tragedy that made me realize how bad the economy must be for restaurants as these non-foodie joints close down one by one.