Have there been changes in ownership or management at Gourmet Noodle house?
I went there last night hankering for some Shanghai style noodles, but noticed they had added Chonqing xiao mian to the menu and couldn’t resist checking out their version ([pretty good, for $7.95]
There was also a sign in the window announcing another new addition, Wuhan Sesame Noodles (presumably regan mian) More significantly, on each table, in addition to the regular Shanghainese menu, was a separate laminated menu featuring Wuhan spicy duck necks, other duck parts, and accompanying snack items typical of what one might find at a Wuhan duck neck joint. The menu is identified as “Hot Spicy Dips” (Ma La Tang in Chinese) but bears the name “Gourmet Noodle House” in small print at the top of the menu, so I guess the restaurant is doing double duty and perhaps should be added to @Hyperbowler’s list of Hubei restaurants.
I didn’t recognize the server, a slender, cheerful woman who spoke Mandarin but not Shanghainese, though I previously had been only been to GNH at lunchtime, and she may have been there all along,. There also seemed to be a change in the crockery and utensils; my soup was served in a plain white ceramic bowl with a rustic wooden spoon.
There’s been no change in the ABC license; it’s still identified as “GS Riverside Grill.”