Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Here's a bit of abrupt news that will rock Princetonians, town and gown alike, of all generations:
The 91-year-old Lahiere’s restaurant, Princeton’s first world-class eatery and host to dignitaries from King Hussein of Jordan to Bob Hope, will close its doors forever on Saturday, November 13.
A lot of people who wear tweed jackets six months out of the year will be sorrowfully disappointed by this news. Indeed, I am sorry that I will not be in town Saturday for the Last Supper, having been invited for dinner by a classmate who scored a coveted table. That relatively minor regret will, however, be salved if that institution's rare Princeton liquor license passes to an innovative chef who will raise the local restaurant game.
Wawa is the 7-11 of Princeton (and New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Delaware), but the place you are thinking of is Hoagie Haven.