When I read on Chow Bella this week that the adorable, quirky Palatte restaurant was closing, my heart sank a bit — I loved that restaurant.
Chow Bella reports that the 4th Avenue and Filmore Street breakfast/lunch spot “got an offer they couldn’t refuse.” That’s the good news. The bad news is we lost gem.
I penned a review for AZ Central.com a few months after they opened in 2007, in which I opened with:
“I’m quite certain that no matter what I write in this review, the newly opened Palatte in the historic Cavness house…will be crazy busy for a long time to come.”
That, of course, was well before the economic meltdown last fall. And truth be told, after I wrote the review, I probably only visited Palatte as a regular customer a handful of times, even though it was a favorite.
I’m going to cop out and blame proximity…the restaurant is more than 30 miles from my house. It’s got me thinking, though, about some other favorite restaurants of mine, and perhaps I should be a little more diligent in returning to them.
As a foodie, it’s easy to get caught up in chasing the next new restaurant. It’s kind of like wanting a puppy because it’s cute. But eventually the puppy grows up and isn’t so cute anymore, but it’s still a living, breathing creature and needs love and attention.