I didn’t make it to Circo’s last night, last night, and that’s probably for the best.
Despite my terrific pun in the title, this is sad sad news for lovers of was was basically the Earth 2 version of Le Cirque. In my eyes, it could have been the same restaurant with a big “I Love Lucy” line painted down the middle separating the French from the Italian, with a little Swiss host stand in the middle.
The story officially broke by our very own lovechild of Walter Cronkite and and Gene Shalit, in perhaps the most zeitgeist-y way you can, via Facebook Status Update. While the ability so spur a veritable whirlwind of flying rumors is enviable, I can confirm with John that it is the Lord’s truth: We’re losing a good one. The reasoning, still quite murky. The murk may go deep, even to the thick black oil that pumps through a casino exec’s cold, unbeating heart.