The last post I read on the Best bar to eat dinner@ thread (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/402414) had me wondering which restaurants/bars you stopped frequenting when your fave chef, server, or bar tender left? Or to put it more positively, who's cooking or service did you like so much that you followed them? (now that's more like it!)
First places that come to mind for me are Buk's in Inman and Casablanca. I've only stopped by the the Inman Sq. Buk's once since Max left... I do stop in at Deep Ellum but not as often as I used to drop by for a pint at Buk's.
I really missed John Paine's cooking at Casablanca and now trek to Sorriso when I've got a craving for his offerings.