All the world’s a stage,
And all the restaurants are merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one eatery in its time plays many parts.
There’s no real evidence Shakespeare was a foodie, writes Eric Harrison in Style. But if he had had my job, covering Elizabethan taverns instead of writing comedies, tragedies, histories and sonnets, that’s how the classic speech from As You Like It might have turned out.
As with most years, 2013 has been a volatile one in the restaurant business. New restaurants opened; long-standing ones closed or reappeared in new guises. Chefs and menu offerings came and went.
See Tuesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for Harrison’s 2013 revolving restaurant roundup.