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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?
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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.
Red Guy, I liked Chive when it was A.J. Voytko as chef I believe. The veal chop was great but their mussels with citrus butter were even better. When he left the menu changed, then they changed to small plate format. I lost interest because the place was not the same again. I thought Chive closed 2-3 years ago. Was it more recent than that?

We had an offline at Molly's once. I liked the carpaccio but from what I understand some of the more discerning forumites actually requested to see the meat's credentials. Red Face Big Grin The schnitzel was pretty bland.
Brian left molly's about 3 or 4 years ago. The new chef (Timothy Au, I think) was there when you had the recent off-line. The food there was hit or miss under chef Au, so I guess that it should't count as a favorite that recently closed. Try 1500 ocean if you want to get an idea of what Molly's was once like. I thought that Chive closed within the last year, but I might be mistaken. We ate there last year before a Padres game.
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Originally posted by mona lisa vito:
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Not recently, but I am still in mourning over the loss of La Vielle Maison in Boca Raton a few years ago.


Me too!!!


The sad thing is it was sold as a pad for a condo building which never got built. Also, the owner's daughter had a nice wine store called Great Tastes which had a good selection of French and high end CA wine. It closed too as she sourced her wine through the restaurant's suppliers.
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Originally posted by FL Wino Spouse:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
Not recently, but I am still in mourning over the loss of La Vielle Maison in Boca Raton a few years ago.


Max
Momma Leones;
Kokomos
Grape
Aqua Grill
Spotos - Down town
Columbia
Shulas
Old Heildeburg

A very short list of northern PB County. There are closures weekly.


Dont forget Rosa Mexican and City Kitchen from DOwntown at the Gardens. I guess you have a lot of closures when there are over 100 eateries on a 4 mile stretch of road. Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by FL Wino Spouse:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
Not recently, but I am still in mourning over the loss of La Vielle Maison in Boca Raton a few years ago.


Max
Momma Leones;
Kokomos
Grape
Aqua Grill
Spotos - Down town
Columbia
Shulas
Old Heildeburg

A very short list of northern PB County. There are closures weekly.


Dont forget Rosa Mexican and City Kitchen from DOwntown at the Gardens. I guess you have a lot of closures when there are over 100 eateries on a 4 mile stretch of road. Roll Eyes



Yes, Rosa Mexicano and Old Heidelburg are two other restaurants that I also lament closing.

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