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Apr 1, 2010 07:53 AM

Gator Thompson on the move again, sadly :-(

Gator's is closed again, this from Grace Ann Walden's email:

Gator Bounces Back

Sadly, Gator Thompson closed his Dollie Marie restaurant in San Mateo. I commiserated with Gator and he told me what's up: "So with that said I will be the head chef in San Jose at Agenda Lounge starting April 1st.

"I will be bringing my healthy southern-style to the South Bay without the
headache of being the owner."

Agenda Restaurant Bar & Lounge
399 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Dollie Marie's
1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

gator's back porch
1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

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  1. Thought this might be a poor April Fools joke, but the phone number is indeed disconnected. I wish him well at his new gig.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      This matches what Gator was saying when I ate there a few weeks ago. I look forward to seeing what he is up to at Agenda. Food of Gator's quality is desparately needed in downtown San Jose!


      1. re: mdg

        Hmm. I hope it turns out well too, but judging from Agenda's website, it doesn't look like the kind of place that wants to be known for its food.

    2. I picked up a postcard at Coffee Bar this morning saying that Gator is catering a non-vehicular "tailgate" at Jelly's on Pier 50 for the Giants opening day this Friday, 4/9. (Coffee Bar is doing the coffee.) It begins at 8:30 AM -- the game begins at 1:30 PM.

      295 Terry Francois St, San Francisco, CA

      Coffee Bar
      1890 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110