Hadley Douglas, Owner of The Urban Grape "We were really surprised that Locke-Ober closed so quickly. I guess we all knew it wasn’t doing that well, and that it never really found its stride, but we also never thought it would close so unceremoniously. We hope for a glorious resurrection in 2013."
Dave Becker, Owner of Sweet Basil "That any restaurant is still willing to do a Groupon. If you are only full when you do a deal, just lower your prices.
Chuck Barbato, Director of Operations at Salvatore’s Restaurants "The Food Truck movement. It didn’t really sneak up on us, but we were surprised Boston embraced it as much as they did.
Dustin Rennells, Instructor at the BCAE/Owner of Bad Boy Bake Shop "Happy's in Fenway. Where did this place come from? The wait staff is what really sells it. They're cool, but a little extra sassy, like an old diner waitress, 'Roxy.' And the drinks are top notch as well... are adult milkshakes becoming all the rage in the city? How haven't we been liquoring up our shakes, malts, and frappes all this time!?