Sonja and Sean Saylor of Saylors Restaurant and Bar in Sausalito.
While both of those establishments certainly had their fans, when Saylor's
vanished, it caused a community-wide reaction.
A shrine was set up at the restaurant's deck, the type of which is usually only found along the roadside marking a tragic fatal auto accident.
Saylor's was a member of the family.
People mourned its demise.
Proprietor Sean Saylor sensed that the legal battle over the restaurant's lease might turn sour, so about a year ago he
opened Saylor's South of the Border
, a second restaurant that offered primarily Mexican and South American cuisine.
This weekend, Saylor
will once again be at the hospitality tent at the Saualito Arts Festival, feeding the artists and sponsors.
And not getting paid.
That's six years of feeding 600 people a day, and not making a dime.
So, a year after the Saylor's Landing demise, Sean Saylor
settled with the landlord and now they're just looking forward.
The two restaurants have merged into Saylor's Restaurant and Bar
, bringing forward the most popular menu items from the original destination and continuing a selection of "South of the Border" items.
We're getting a lot of the faithful customers from Saylor's Landing
and they seem to be warming up to this place," Saylor
It's quite different.
first job, when he
was 15 years old, was as a dishwasher and "that's still my favorite job to this day."
The restaurant (Saylor's Landing), which replaced another longtime favorite called Gate 5, was off the beaten path, not located in the heart of the tourists' domain, so the customers were often locals - and loyal.
How did you decide which favorite dishes from Saylor's
to keep on the menu?