A wonderful little restaurant is about to close its doors this weekend. For me, it's the loss of a personal favorite where I've sent countless friends to dine and have enjoyed many plates of tortilla de patatas and glasses of delicious sangria.
"Slowly, sales have dropped over time. We tried lunch, but people would always go to Culver's to get a burger instead of coming here," he says. "We were busy on the weekends, but the weekends alone can't support a restaurant."
This was Lola's fifth year in business. Ruiz opened the business back in 2005 with her now-ex-husband, Daniel Wayne, who owns Lola Coffee.
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Gitenstein says he's not sure what he's going to do next, although he's still hoping to host his MF Tasty secret supper club again, in the fall.
"We want to go out with dignity," he says.
On that note, he passed along a statement that he wants to share with Chow Bella readers: