For the Love of the Red-Sauce Joint

Perhaps this post doesn’t make sense in light of the recent announcement of the closing of Donna’s Restaurant.
Bear with me, this post is not about Donna’s (well not really).
I believe the closing of Donna’s is an abnormality, but still an unfortunate event nonetheless.
I don’t believe it to be indicative of anything greater. We don’t know the full story, nor do I want anyone to speculate.
Restaurants open, restaurants close., for many, many complicated reasons.
I wish the folks at Clark House Hospitality much good fortune. I’m sure they will continue to succeed elsewhere.
Keep in mind, I’ve been poking away at this post for weeks, regardless of Donna’s status.
This post is about a bigger discussion.. At least I think it is..

So why do we love our Italian-red-sauce restaurants?
I’m certainly not the first to pose that question.

We don’t necessarily have an abundance of Red-Sauce-Joints, great or otherwise.
I think we have some mediocre places, a few bad places, and a few that are pretty decent.
But not necessarily an abundance of greatness.
But we do love them, nonetheless.
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