As we look forward to being in our old haunts soon, I’m starting to realize how many of our favorite restaurants permanently closed during the lockdown. It isn’t easy to suss out closings, as smaller places generally didn’t have websites, and restaurants going out of business often don’t bother to exit review sites like yelp and trip advisor, leaving the impression that they are still open.
We so regret not having exchanged contact information with some of the restaurant staff we got to know over the years. If we knew where they are now, we’d certainly support them in their new locations. Our waiter at Don Julio has been in touch with us throughout the Covid and post-Covid years. But JP at Morelia Palermo, Anwar at Club Eros, Damian at Los Maestros, Victor at Las Nazarenas, and other warm, interesting, kind, funny, professional waiters and managers whose food, services, and company we have enjoyed? Lost to us.