Omnivore - Poor Calvin's: A mild fusion of Southern comfort and Thai cuisine

The BumBot is gone.


I don't know why Calvin Phan's restaurant across from Renaissance Park is called Poor Calvin's. Nor do I know why it hasn't gotten more attention from restaurant writers. Everyone knows critics are bums. So, maybe it's the fact that Calvin's occupies the former home of the BumBot, a robot that chased away the denizens of the night that made business so difficult for the former tenant, O'Terrill's Irish Pub.

Whatever, a friend who lives in the neighborhood told me the restaurant's inexpensive, kinda-sorta fusion of Southern comfort and Thai food was pretty good. I think he understated the case.