A while back I reported that according to owner Dino Sakakini, the downtown location of Layla’s Falafel was opening within a matter of weeks.
That was over two months ago.
The delay is not really a huge surprise to those following the story as the space has been leased for nearly two years.
Once again, I’m told “two weeks” by an employee at Layla’s on High Ridge Rd., pending final health department inspections.
According to the City of Stamford’s Department of Health, Layla’s is scheduled for an inspection tomorrow, Jan. 28. While they have not yet filed for a license, this is promising news.
Rumors of a hookah bar located in the restaurant are apparently unfounded, according to the city.
My eager anticipation for a downtown Layla’s was detected by a city employee as she noted all of her missed calls were from me. “You must really want the falafels, you were calling so much.”
Yes. I do.
READ: the earlier post.
UPDATE (3/11/2009): Layla’s is trying to win city approval for hookah smoking outside when outdoor dining becomes an option. Supposedly, thus far the city isn’t going for it.