It has been more than a year since my last post. Incredible watching this big little city twist and bend to adapt to what has been a world-shaking year. Financial crisis! Swine Flu! Drug cartels!
For a time, restaurants and businesses held on. Some rents went unpaid, a few people went unpaid, suppliers went without. But this is Mexico and just because the phone and electricity are cut off, that does not mean instant closing. Harsh reality finally squeezed the last breath out of at least three hotels and countless eateries. Of the places I highlighted last March, Dalle Regazzi is in the process of closing. Caballete and Uva lasted a month. Fussion went a few months and folded. Captain Tony's closed and reopened as a pizza place just off the malecon. I think Placeres Argentina is kaput. Estancia Uruguay and Tres Virgenes have survived.
A rash of new places came in as quickly as others left. La Tosca blipped in and out. The Original Baja Kettle Corn is gone and will reopen as Paco's Palomitas in the near future. El Trocadero and Bistro Gastronomico are gaining ground in a declining market. Kudos to them! I feel I'm rambling a bit so this post is closed. I'll try to post regularly this summer, time permitting. Thanks for reading me.
Les, the bread guy
- The Bread Guy
- La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Before gaining control of my life, I created pastries for some cool places in California: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Brix Restaurant in Napa and The Lodge in Sonoma. Now I am the chef/owner of Pan D' Les bakery in La Paz. My personal favorite is the Multigrano loaf, full of crunchy seeds and a nice chewy crust.