July was an especially bad month for restaurant closures, as many operators of restaurants new and old, independent and corporate threw in the towel after mounting expenses and increasing uncertainty. This week on the podcast, we invited three editors from across the country to discuss venerable and iconic restaurants in their cities that have closed and the meaning of their loss.
Robert Sietsema talks about La Caridad 78, one of the last vestiges of the Cuban-Chinese restaurant scene in New York. Eater LA’s Matthew Kang discusses Dong Il Jang, a staple of Los Angeles’ Koreatown. And Eater Clair Lorell tells us about the groundbreaking, 40-year run of Paul Prudhomme’s K-Paul’s.