Restaurant Notes extra: Heavy rain causes roof leak at Liberty Diner; it’s closed for several days

Liberty Diner, 2929 Goshen Road, is closed for a few days because of damage to the roof amid the heavy rain. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

The last few days of rain have built up, causing major damage from a roof leak at Liberty Diner, which has had to close for a few days.

George Smyrniotis, who opened the restaurant in 2000 in a former Azar’s at 2929 Goshen Road, said Wednesday it would be closed through the weekend. However, it could be Monday or Tuesday before it reopens because the rain is interfering with finishing the repairs, he said. He told people to keep an eye on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“I’m very sorry,” he said, “but things like that happen. My luck.”

We’re a fan of the restaurant’s avgolemono (egg-lemon-chicken soup) and its spinach salad, and the reproduction Statue of Liberty and photos of New York City fill us with patriotism.

We hope the restaurant will reopen soon because now we have a hankering for the soup and see that it has a kale salad. The multicultural menu includes Mediterranean salad, French onion soup, lasagna, burgers, lox, mahi-mahi and cream pies.

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