Lovely Lunch, Cafe Lola, Seattle Wa

We had to run an errand to Seattle, so decided to go out for lunch. All was perfect. Had a selection of Greek/Mediterranean Dips with pitas, honey, harissa pork kebabs with smashed, roasted potatoes, split a piece of their famed triple coconut cream pie, 2 glasses of an excellent sauv blanc for me and coffee with dessert. Excellent in all ways. Staff observed wiping surfaces constantly.

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We just learned yesterday, the maven of the local restaurant empire that owns this restaurant, is shutting Cafe Lola down, as well as 11 others, leaving only his flagship, Dahlia Lounge open. This means 800 people unemployed, at least temporarily. Hard to think of the toll this crisis is taking on so many.

Out of necessity, and based on the latest advice from the CDC, I’m hunkered down at home indefinitely. In fact whole family in area is working from home except SIL, who has the choice to do so.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold