My best restaurant experience of 2009? Really, it was a set of experiences–any time I visited Centro Latin Kitchen on Pearl Street in Boulder. Not only are the food and drinks at Centro nom to the max, but the waitstaff and management almost always make a meal just that much more enjoyable.
Taige Smith was a manager at Centro. He recently passed away unexpectedly and much, much too soon. The Elephant Journal wrote a post about Taige and his legacy. Taige had a heart-breaking smile, was a genuine listener and gave some of the best bear hugs that one could ever ask for. I am fortunate that I was able to share laughter and conversation with him during the past few years.
Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge prompted me to think about the opportunities I had throughout 2009 to break bread with friends and family. Along with those memories, I’m keeping Taige in my thoughts.