So Long, Farewell
The Hollywood Hills Restaurant on Vermont, which never really took off after it moved form the Best Western on Franklin and the 101, has shuttered. We walked by the other night on the way to see the panhandlers at Rite-Aid, and noticed it was empty (which wasn't unusual) and dark. A forlorn paper taped to the door summed it up nicely: "Employees: your checks are across the street at Vermont".
I have to say I never really frequented the place, but I did have brunch there on a few occasions. The food was good, the portions generous, and they seemed to do a brisk business on weekend mornings. The rest of the time, the headshots on the wall had the place pretty much to themselves.
It's kind of sad when a neighborhood place goes under. The flip side is that we'll soon be getting a new bar or sushi place or diner, and we could definitely stand a little more variety on Vermont. How about a place with live music?