I love hot pot. There is nothing so satisfying on a regular basis than good hot pot. So far, my favorites have been Hot Pot King and Hot Pot Hero. Both are all you can eat and yet they put out a great product. Right next to one of the H Marts I frequent is a place called Wok and Roll. I went there once and was not blown away but it was OK. The whole setup seemed a little disorganized and I did not come back for a bit. Then a few weeks ago, I went for lunch. What a turnaround! Delicious and the disorganization feeling was gone. Then Kay and I went again and it was even better. We got to chatting with the manager and my first visit was just when the then-current ownership had taken over, hence the disorganization.
So feeling the need for Hot Pot, as one does, I decided to give them another try. I drove up to papered over windows and a temp closed banner on their yelp and google pages. So good and yet so gone! At least I still have Hero and King to drown my hot pot sorrows. But finding a great place only to find it closed a few weeks later really demonstrates how incredibly difficult the restaurant business is right now. I am so glad to have closed Dino’s Grotto in September right before the pandemic broke.