Palatte becomes blank canvas…

palatteWhen 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.

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One response to “Palatte becomes blank canvas…

  1. Artur | Central Phoenix Real Estate

    We just went down this morning and found it closed. What a disappointment. Luckily Matt’s was open and not busy yet, otherwise it would have been The Farm at South Mountain.

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