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Bayonne, SJ, closed

emi50 Jan 8, 2011 11:24 AM

It is completely empty. This is a real disappointment (especially finding it out the same day as I learned of Cosentino's closing). Does anyone know more about what happened with Bayonne?

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    Tumkers RE: emi50 Jan 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    E gad. I just did a search for Fried Chicken in the South Bay area and the one rec close by was for Bayonne. Sob.

    1. hhc RE: emi50 Jan 8, 2011 02:06 PM

      The owner seems to like to open a place, close down, repeat. He's now back at Gator's at The Grill, San Mateo:

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        alina555 RE: hhc Jan 8, 2011 05:34 PM

        Agreed....and this isn't the first sudden unamicable departure. As much as I do enjoy his food, I have to always wonder about his business practices.

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          L C RE: hhc Jan 9, 2011 05:00 PM

          True, that's his 4th south bay business to close, not including the ones he had in SF before that. But Gator doesn't own The Grill, that's just a consulting job in San Mateo. So far Gator's BBQ is only available 11am-3pm. And from what I've seen, many times it's just reheated food.

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          mdg RE: emi50 Jan 8, 2011 02:23 PM

          A tweet from Stett Holbrook yesterday said "Bayonne has closed but is looking for a new location in SJ. Parting from Agenda was less than happy." So that's as much as I know, beyond Gator's new venture mentioned by hhc.


          The Grill
          1855 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94402

          399 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

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            budnball RE: emi50 Jan 9, 2011 08:16 AM

            As much as i wanted to like it, Bayonne never felt fully formed. Flavors were muddy and too much cayanne. One day we in San Jose will get our neighborhood bistro places. So we wait......

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