When La Katrina Tacos first opened on Freya a few blocks south of I90, I was a frequent guest. Katrina herself was heart of the kitchen staff, and the food was both generous and authentic. Unfortunately the quality dipped after she sold out... leaving her name on the sign, but little of her touch in the food.
Driving by the restaurant several days ago I noticed an additional sign in the window. In place of the former OPEN sign was the lease notice below. While this isn't a shock given the decreasing number of cars in the parking lot over the last year or so, I suspect the extended economic slump didn't help either. My wish is that we won't see a string of similar signs in other windows, but my sources around town suggest than even well-loved restaurants are struggling right now and some great ones might well fail too.
Are you aware of any of your favorite spots on the ropes?