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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Downcity Restaurant Review: Downcity is everything an urban restaurant should be. Funky and fun. Ambitious and escapist. The menu hip-hops through the culinary influences of the Deep South, Italy, South America and Asia with lovable, modern insouciance---and moments of beauty. The richness of lobster and leek chowder is cut by scallion and parsley crisps. Braised lamb should be loving life inside a quesadilla with jack cheese and shredded purple cabbage. Cornish hens are crisply delicious and sweet with butternut squash polenta. Theres such fun in the air it almost doesnt matter that asparagus ravioli with lemon grass cream is weird. And whats with the overabundance of pastas? Still, we love how chef-owners Anthony Salemme and Paul Shire have taken the old Downcity Diner, dropped the last name, and shimmied upscale with out missing a beat. Could this be the new urban planning?