Twice this week, my husband and I decided to dine at our local, favorite restaurant. Sad to say that on each occasion, the restaurant was sold out for a "private event." (O.K. It was Tavern in Brentwood). Thursday night, after being turned away, we walked across the street to Toscana. It was good, and clearly busier than usual with Tavern rejects.
I wish that Tavern and other well-loved restaurants would please telegraph closing for "special events"