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Lalot Closed?

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mickeyj May 25, 2007 05:26 AM

I drove past Lalot this morning and it appears to be closed up. The windows are covered up with newspapers.

Does anyone know if it's closed for good?

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    Beef Pattie May 25, 2007 06:38 AM

    I know they've been trying to sell the place for a few months now and met the owners of the new place the other day. I don't know if they were moving though.

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      abigllama May 25, 2007 10:50 AM

      We were planning on going last weekend. Called to make reservation and number was disconnected. Did a search here and found last day was May 13th. Very sad day, as that was a true gem of a place. I will miss the drunken chicken very much!

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      DowntownJoe Sep 13, 2007 01:02 PM

      The closing of Lalot is a sad, sad affair. The girl and I introduced many a friend to Lalot, many of whom introduced others. Never a bad word about the food or service. If that location was just around the corner, they would have had to beat them away with bats.

      Let's hope they return in the future.

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        Fwagra Sep 13, 2007 02:25 PM

        Their food was delicious. And inventive. Real good.

        BUT; their portions were laughably small.

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          mgs Sep 14, 2007 08:34 AM

          My friends called in "LaLess"...

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            DowntownJoe Sep 14, 2007 12:50 PM

            I never really had an issue with the portion size.....but then again, I tended to go over board and order half the menu anyway. The portions may have been small, but the flavour was definitely never skimpy.

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              KitchenVoodoo Sep 14, 2007 04:16 PM

              I agree with DowntownJoe. It was a gem of a place. My all time favourite ever since a friend took me there, and I recommended it to everybody I knew. And the fact that it was open on Sunday evenings was just perfect. The chef's brother has a place in Seattle called Monsoon which is well regarded, and this brother was invited to cook at the James Beard Foundation - you can dig up the menu for the event on the web, and some of the dishes he served were actually the same as Lolot! The crab spring rolls.... I can still taste them.
              Story is that the brothet at Lalot didn't want to cook any more.

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