***Getting CRUSHED by the storm here in Miami today.
Palm trees bending and their fronds pointing away from the wind
as if they're in a speeding convertible. Rain works it's way under doors
and into closed windows. We are hunkered down
in the cocktail lounge. No rationing so far.
From the Boston Globe, October 22, 2012
By Brian McGrory, Globe Staff
Excerpt (with emphasis added):
Here’s what I was faced with,” Ray continued. “I had a choice. Make Locke-Ober more casual, lower our standards to conform with the way society is today, or I could close it. I could close it with its history and its dignity intact. Because, frankly, it looked as good as it’s ever looked. The service was good, and the food was good."
"It’s unfortunate,” Ray continued. “It’s bittersweet for me. I’ve owned it since 1978."
But the reality, Ray has learned over the past decade or more, is that Boston has changed, often for the better, but not always so. An increasingly younger city is on a constant search for the next new thing, restaurants being no exception. Formality, here as everywhere, is a thing of the past.
Read the rest here.
We were enthusiastic regulars and will miss it dearly. What's worse than losing it is that which killed it after holding on for 137 years.