For over a year now our weekly routine has included regular workouts at the YMCA followed by a light lunch at chef Avery Elliot’s downtown restaurant, EAT. From our first visit we’ve loved the food and have become good friends with Avery and her staff. Unfortunately the morning’s email didn’t bear good news. EAT, after having recently celebrated it’s first anniversary, is closing its doors as of Friday, August 10, 2012.
Twenty-five percent of all new restaurants don’t make it past their first year so maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise. But seeing people you know and like become a part of the statistical database is cold comfort. Worse yet, there is nothing to take its place. EAT was our Cheers and we were their Norm and wherever we may go, everybody isn’t going to know our names.
Whatever the future holds Janet and I just want to thank Avery and crew for all the good food, service, and friendship they’ve given us over the past year and to wish them all the best.