An Indian restaurant opens in Edinboro; Royal Chopstix welcomes guests

A new Indian restaurant, Everestopened June 27 at 222 W. Plum St., Edinboro, and owner Krishna Paudel said she plans to open a similar one in Millcreek Township on West Ridge Road in early fall.

“My restaurant is totally Indian and Nepali,” she said. “Mostly North Indian food and some Nepali.” Paudel, 36, a Nepalese refugee, met her husband, Randeep Paudel, also a Nepalese refugee, in the United States.

“Before (coming to Erie), I had a restaurant in Vermont for seven years and we decided to move here for our parents, who are in Erie,” Krishna Paudel said. She came to the United States in 2012 and her friends and family encouraged her to open a restaurant. She and her husband both learned to cook in Nepal, but she wanted more help. She said she also knew two Indian chiefs in New York and offered them each 25% of the business if they came with her to Erie. Chef Phurpa Sherpa and cook Lo Kunchok both agreed and run the kitchen.

Edinboro's Everest Restaurant offers North Indian cuisine, as well as outdoor seating near Lake Edinboro.

“The business is doing very, very well,” Krishna Paudel said. “We haven’t done any publicity and business is good.”

The Edinboro branch is open daily from noon to 10 p.m., according to its Facebook page, which includes a menu. For more information, call 814-250-2030 or visit or

A new Storming Crab franchise opened in May on Peach Street in Summit Township.

A new franchise from assault crab, 7781 Peach St., Summit Township, opened in May, according to its website and Facebook page. The menu includes seafood by the book, such as crab legs, fresh lobster, shrimp; dishes such as po’boys, salads and fried combo baskets; a children’s menu; and more. Visit Call ahead for pickup at 814-315-0662, dine, or order delivery through the Door Dash app. They are open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 2600 W. 12th St., Millcreek Township, is featured on July 11, 2022. The restaurant was closed and a sign on the door read:

Popeye’s, 2600 W. 12th St., was still closed Monday. A sign placed on the door earlier this month blamed equipment failure and said it would be closed ‘until further notice’. Calls to the restaurant and corporate office regarding the location were not returned.

Royal Chopstix Asian Cuisine, 3444 West Lake Road, has reopened its dining room by reservation only, according to their Facebook page. To obtain a table, call 814-833-3339. You can also call this number to order takeout if the mood takes you and reservations are not available.

Padma Rai, Southeast Asian restaurant owner Annapurna cuisine, 1315 Parade St., was recently featured in Erie Arts & Culture, which highlights a new American artist every Friday in June. “Padma Rai is the CEO of Gurung Fashion Design and owner of Annapurna Kitchen. Her ability to bridge the gap between Bhutanese culture through art, fashion and her involvement in the Bhutanese organization Kirat Rai of America in Erie has instantiated his position in the city as someone who proudly represents the roots of the culture,” the report said. “As organizer of the Sakela Festival, which took place on June 11 in downtown Erie, Padma remains immersed in the community by sharing her legacy and helping others find their way through the resettlement process. in the USA.” To learn more, visit

Blind Tiger Mocktailscoined by Rebecca Styn at Room 33 Speakeasy, 1033 State St., have reached the semi-finals of a competition called “Most Fundable Companies”. Styn wrote on Facebook: “This is a big deal for us because miraculously we were selected as part of a pool of just 100 semi-finalists chosen from over 4,000 entrants nationwide, making part of the top 2.5%.

Winners will appear in October’s list of the most bankable companies of 2022, she said, including recognition in Entrepreneur Magazine — and they can attend a gala in Malibu.

“Malibu would be fun,” Styn wrote.

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