Remembering a friend, loving a restaurant – #best09

What were YOUR bests of 2009? Take the challenge!

What were YOUR bests of 2009? Take the challenge!

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.

Taige Smith

Taige Smith

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.

  • Oh geeze, now you have a blog too? AND we’re both doing #best09? Cut it out!

  • Oh geeze, now you have a blog too? AND we’re both doing #best09? Cut it out!

  • So very sad about Taige Smith. It breaks my heart when a good person goes way way too soon. But your tribute is lovely.

  • So very sad about Taige Smith. It breaks my heart when a good person goes way way too soon. But your tribute is lovely.