And the slump is on. Two old-time eateries have fallen into the sinkhole we call our local economy: The 26-year-old Left Bank closed June 3, and the 18-year-old Burt & Jack's served its last supper June 29. September 11, natch, is being blamed for the exits, particularly in the case of celebrity-owned Burt & Jack's, located at Port Everglades, where would-be diners were subjected to intense security-guard scrutiny. But not only is it too late to indulge in nostalgia; it's an ongoing credo in both the restaurant biz and the poetry world: "Nothing gold can stay." So why not look ahead... More >>>