quote:Originally posted by spo:
I know restaurants close all the time, but that is no comfort.
In my area California Cuisine closed their restaurant and our now just a catering company. I will miss their bourbon pork chop with a sweet potato gratin which reminded me of lasagna, but made out of sweet potato.
Laurel, which at one point was a sister restaurant to Wine Sellar and Brasserie, was taken over by another company is closed. Changed concept from $$$ to $$ and is still owned by the same company. Sad to see it go, although I hear the new place is good.
Lose anything in your area recently?
spo - add molly's, chive and jack's la jolla to your list. Chive has had a near constant chef turnover for years and peaked about 8-9 years ago. Molly's wasn't the same after Brian Sineott left for 1500 ocean and was doomed when the mariott opened up a Roy's. Jack's blew it by turning the fine dining room into an "Italian steak house" - it sucked after that. I am sure there are several others in the SD area that I am forgetting.