UPDATE: Stickie just alerted me that the Sac Bee is reporting that La Bonne Soupe owner Daniel Pont collapsed and was hospitalized today while working to get his restaurant re-opened. So was the restaurant really ever put up for sale? I am confused. Poor guy, we wish him luck. UPDATE: On Friday October 9 the restaurant passed its reinspection.
I know CoolDMZ is probably the last person you look to at this here Web log for restaurant advice, but since nobody else was touching the news that the beloved and world-renowned La Bonne Soupe was summarily shut down this week after a health inspection turned up a “mild to moderate” cockroach infestation I thought I’d chime in. The report can be viewed here.
My “favorite” item on the report: “Observed one dying cockroach on shelf below register.” How’s that now? Did they have a roach doctor do a little checkup? Did he have emphysema? Maybe cancer of the thorax? The report also shows that there were several roach traps with dead roaches in them.
Most La Bonne fans interviewed on TV news said they’d be faithful to the restaurant if it were to reopen. I’m just saying I’m very glad I never ate there. Those roaches can be resilient little suckers, but on the other hand if I ran a restaurant I don’t know how I could prepare and serve food knowing I had several roach traps going! But I’m no foodie — what do you all think?