quote:Originally posted by ElToro:quote:Originally posted by Red guy in a blue state: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.
I was never impressed by Jack's I guess. My fave place in that area is Trattoria Acqua. Awesome.
Funny, but Tratoria Acqua has never done it for me. I have been there several times over the years and never been impressed. Did you do the fine dining room at jack's or one of the see and be seen areas (there were 3 restaurants within one establishment). I thought that Tony did a good job in the fine dining room before they changed to the "Italian steakhouse" concept. What a shame.