I hadn’t realized it, but according to a Facebook page there are folks in our community who have been longing for the return of OH’s Town House, Virginia Bass’ steakhouse which closed in 2008. I felt bad when it closed, because I had always intended to eat there. Guess I didn’t want it bad enough to actually GO there. In those days, I was pretty uninterested in steak. Then I discovered the AA and since then I’ve only eaten AA steaks. I don’t know how they get that char to be so perfect but they are a hard act to follow, if anyone is really interested in opening up another meat palace here.
The thing is, Virginia and her hubby-in-the-middle Matt Owen are using the Facebook page (bringohsback) and postcards, who knows what else, to float the idea that our 4th District Supervisor is seriously interested in reopening the restaurant that failed so recently. What’s changed? Other than a few more folks going vegan every week. Virginia squeaked by challenger Chris Kerrigan to retain her seat in 2014 so she won’t have to face another election for three more years.
Well, here’s a theory. The Facebook page shows a thousand “likes”. That ain’t the same as a thousand investors. I claim the whole idea of bringing back OH’s is spurious and is intended to keep alive the notion that Virginia is a friend to business. She ran on a platform of bringing in more jobs to the community, and , since she hasn’t done that, and since she is an honorable person , perhaps she thinks that the only way to bring jobs to the community is to revive OH’s. I’ll eat my hat if OH’s reopens. I’ll also try one of their steaks. Really!!