Why Do Restaurants Fail?

January 23, 2017

The Shaw Bijou’s shutter, Obama’s restaurant choices, and other news you missed last week

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Headliner: The Shaw Bijou

I was chatting with a food editor in San Francisco earlier this week, and she mentioned that Single Thread, a wildly expensive and ambitious Sonoma opening, was the only restaurant she’s covered where the owners weren’t stressed about delays. They just had that much money in the bank from