We are not going down without a fight! Bowled received numerous calls, emails and Facebook posts requesting no to close. It may not be the easiest week ahead, but we've decided to try to push through. We are open for lunch and dinner today and will resume regular hours tomorrow. WE can't do it without YOU! We'll...do everything we can to persevere! If anyone knows where to pawn a kidney, that would be helpful!
I called the restaurant this afternoon and they are indeed open for business (and from the background noise over the phone, it sounds like they're busy). Good news for Bowled fans, of which I'm one; having picked up dinner there on Friday night, I was just as shocked as everyone else when a closing was announced the following day.
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As CL Food Editor Brian Ries reported yesterday, the owner of St. Pete's Bowled Restaurant, Michael Cecere, announced on the restaurant's Facebook page Saturday morning, "After one year, six months, three weeks and two days, Bowled is closed..."
But today, after a stream of shocked, unhappy comments typified by Brian Elis' "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Cecere had a change of heart.
Here's today's post: