It’s only maybe kind of a little bit of a small coincidence that our annual Restaurant Awards feature falls in December, part of the season that celebrates rosy-nosed goodwill, generosity, and, if you’re doing it right, heedless excess.
Honestly, it was all a blur, buying the house. I was a bachelor then — early thirties, a strange time to settle down. Strange place. On the far southwestern edge of town, way out by Blue Diamond, up against the desert hills