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Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 3:35 p.m.

Mani Osteria owner Adam Baru discusses upcoming Mexican restaurant

By Jessica Webster


Mani Osteria owner Adam Baru and chef Brendan McCall at the site of their forthcoming Mexican restaurant.

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Today's Concentrate has a profile of Mani Osteria owner Adam Baru. The article discusses Baru's decision to locate Mani and his forthcoming adjacent Mexican restaurant at the corner of Liberty and Division streets, previously considered to be a "Bermuda Triangle of businesses" by locals.

The article is of particular interest to local foodies as it reveals some specifics about Baru's menu plans for his new Mexican restaurant.

You can read the full article here.

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Thu, Oct 18, 2012 : 3:14 a.m.

Mani is a superb restaurant and I cannot wait for the opening of the new venture. The success of this place may perhaps suggest to others that there is room for truly great food here! really ....


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

If Mani is any indicator, this place will have a fresh take and stellar preparation.


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:33 p.m.

Looking forward to it! We have lots of cheap Mexican restaurants (and I love a good cheap taco or torta), but nothing really in the higher end.


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:28 p.m.

Holy toasted white bread! 3 guacs with surprise ingrediants. Man. I can't wait for that. If there is one thing I love it's surprise guacamole.

Jessica Webster

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:45 p.m.

I've been scratching my head on that one. I guess it really will be a surprise.


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

ugh how about something we don't already have a bunch of? How about some Cuban/Dominican/Puerto Rican fair? ummm...mofongo...Pastelillos..yuca...blood sausage...mmmmm


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

Sabor Latino has the latter, Cafe Habana had the former and not sure who has the one in the middle.

Jessica Webster

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 7:50 p.m.

I'm looking forward to trying out Baru's take on Mexican. I feel like he positioned Mani to be different from the existing Italian food restaurants in town, and it appears that he's approaching the new place in a similar way. Should be interesting!