According to the great philosophers in Semisonic, "every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end" -- and if that's the case, these 14 restaurants met their beginning's end in 2014. Pour out some beer for spots that opened up the doors and let you out into the world... forever.
New York, NY
If you walked around the East Village any time in the past few decades, 7A would be open. The 24-7 diner never seemed to lack a crowd (especially during brunch). Now, there's one less place for hungry New Yorkers to eat eggs at 2pm. Luckily for them, there's at least 10 more options.
Los Angeles, CA
Not many restaurants in the country can lay claim to creating a dish that's been copied on menus across the country. And yet, the original Chaya in Beverly Hills is where Shigefumi Tachibe whipped up tuna tartare for the first time. The good news is you can still hit up their other locations after they close on New Year's Eve, or just make it at home.
Twenty-seven years ago -- way before Top Chef ever filmed an episode there -- Boston wasn't known for its culinary offerings. Hamersley's helped change that with the a seasonal menu and an ever-popular roast chicken dish. And the benefits to Boston's food scene didn't stop at plates of delicious poultry, as generations of chefs were schooled in that kitchen before moving on to bigger and better things, including the Top Chef Master behind Trade.