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Blackstone settles in as Prospect destination

Some restaurants become landmarks through longevity in place, gaining familiarity by virtue of “always” having been there.

The Seelbach’s Oakroom and Brown Hotel’s English Grill fall easily into this category of historic worth, and a generation of Baby Boom icons — the original Bristol, Jack Fry’s, Lilly’s, Equus, Pat’s, DelFrisco’s and quite a few more survivors of the ’70s and ’80s — have become fixtures on the local dining map. (This, perhaps, is why so many felt particular pain as the former Azalea building, a graceful restaurant venue since 1870, was allowed to fall into grubby disrepair so as to justify its destruction in favor of an anonymous doctor’s office building and a franchised chain eatery.) Continue reading Blackstone settles in as Prospect destination