Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Mary Lacklen wrote to express disappointment that I did not include Bert's in my retrospective "farewell" article in The News and Record. For me, the most difficult decisions I make as a writer do not involve what to say. I worry most over what to leave out. In this case, the theme of the relevant paragraph was places that were open in the early days of my reviewing career (over 35 years ago) that are still open today with at least some of the key personnel in place. Neither Bert's nor Sunset Cafe were included, therefore, because they are no longer open. But they were always among my absolute favorites!