I'm sad to report that Jim, the owner and chef, died Thursday at age 50. Don't know of what, but presume maybe a virulent cancer...? We'd learned he was ill the last time we were there a few weeks back; they were training a new chef as Jim was in the hospital. We had no clue it was so serious. I feel bad now that we accepted free dessert because the wait time for our meal was unusually lengthy.
I have no idea whether or not the restaurant will continue, but I doubt anyone's asking just yet. His wife, Edye, who acted as hostess and surely a lot more, survives him. She seems a very strong and capable woman, but this has got to be a devastating blow.
Life is frequently SO unfair.