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The gallery has always represented gay artists (and that's still the case with the new location, as evidenced by this show), and it was my impression that there is gay staff and/or ownership. They've always had a large (perhaps primary) gay audience, and the gallery marketed itself towards the gay community. No stereotypes required; it's just reality.
I don't really understand how restaurants can pay big bucks to design groups and frequently end up with terrible acoustics. I've heard this complaint from pretty much every single person that's visited No. 246. Sure, I found it loud too (like many places these days, as you note) but I didn't realize it was the loudest of the louds. I believe it deserves its own category now.
Perhaps if CL hadn't moved, you'd be in a greasy situation yourselves!
If I'd read this before our farewell trip for lunch at Watershed today, I probably would've recommended against it. The meals that I've had since Peacock's departure have all been disappointing, and this one was no exception. Gone are almost all of the signature items, replaced with ones that seem very out of place. The always delightful hot vegetable plate was first replaced by one that contained vegetables cooked in animal fat, and now it's been supplanted by one that seems prepared in a base of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom, filled not so much with vegetables but loaded with inexpensive mushrooms and an excessive quantity of farro. The chicken and dumplings were also inexplicably loaded with these same mushrooms. I'm glad our server (who thankfully works next door at FB, so she won't be totally unemployed after this week) was delightfully cheerful and humorous, as this final meal could've been a real letdown otherwise. Yes, the butter bean hummus was perfectly fine, and the Very Good Chocolate Cake was almost as good as the old days, but there's no "there" there. The place hasn't had a soul for a long time. RIP Watershed. We're not sure you're resurrectable in any location, but we're grateful we knew you when you were really you.
There was a heavily-advertised public meeting held to educate the public on the proposed plans last year (or was it the year before?) in the Clark Harrison Building. Perhaps someone has a copy of the plans the County was handing out? I picked them up when they were passing them out, but they got recycled long ago (along with my memory of whatever may have been contained in them). I did not attend the meeting.
I'm disappointed they killed breakfast, but that means they also removed what was one of their biggest issues: the hour between breakfast and lunch when they oddly served no food and only offered coffee and a very limited pastry selection. I've always parked in the garage for free. It's the shortest distance to Noon, which has a dedicated entrance from the parking deck. Plus the car stays nice and cool on hot summer days!
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