During this year’s 2016 BET Awards, Mother Tina Lawson said that we should give flowers to those we enjoy while they’re still alive. This sentiment has been echoed in my family before. I try to share my appreciation before it’s too late. But sometimes, it’s not soon enough.
Today I learned that my favorite place to eat alone closed down recently. Rest in peace, Thai Pad & Coco Sweets.
I discovered this place a few months ago after leaving a restaurant nearby with my coworkers. Something about it caught my eye so I decided to venture back alone and see what was good.
I’m glad I did.
Formerly located in the same shopping center as the big Sweet Hut, this Asian restaurant specialized in all your favorite Thai cuisines and desserts and then some.
One thing I loved about this place was that it was always peaceful. Quiet. Maybe that led to it’s demise but I enjoyed my hour of solitude here.
Don’t get me wrong. The food was always amazing, too. I’d only dined in here twice, but I was always impressed by the food’s quality, quantity, and the restaurant’s customer service.
But I guess the two times weren’t enough. That corner of the shopping center has several new businesses and restaurants that either just opened or will open soon. It sees less traffic than the Sweet Hut side of the shopping center, so the strongest survive. I just hate to see a good restaurant go.
So like Tina Lawson said, give the flowers while they can still smell them. And for us that like to go out to eat that means visit those restaurants that have given you great food and service. And tell someone about it. Share the experience on your social media accounts. Let a friend or a coworker know how much you enjoyed it. Word of mouth is the best type of marketing.
Has one of your favorite restaurants closed down? Let’s cry together in the comments.