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The Loss of a Neighbor

Missionbell 

(one last Mission Bell for the road)

Before you start to panic, nobody died or anything.  That said, my neighborhood did suffer a great loss last week.  Elettaria opened about a year and a half ago, a rather upscale restaurant for a block filled primarily with shoe stores and rapidly changing storefronts on 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.  It turned out to be one of my favorite places, with tasty and inventive food, a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent cocktails.  I took my family there, I'd stop in for their fantastic happy hour, enjoyed their brief-lived brunch, and even organized a tweetup there on their tiki night.  Then suddenly, just as I was about to write a column about them for Serious Eats, they announced that they would be closing. I wish everyone who worked there the best of luck in whatever comes next for them, and thank them all for creating such a wonderful place.  It will be missed.

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