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La Bas, we hardly knew ye: Doug Anderson moves on

The French Hen or La Bas: Whatever you call it, Doug Anderson is out

The French Hen or La Bas: Whatever you call it, Doug Anderson is out

Well, shit.

We've been following peripatetic restaurateur Doug Anderson (formerly of Nick & Eddie, the Belmore/ New Skyway Lounge, A Rebour, and Bakery on Grand) as he tailored a little-known St. Paul breakfast and lunch joint that had been called the French Hen -- a previously family-owned spot that he seemed to be putting a decidedly punk-rock stamp on. And before it could become La Bas (his name of choice), he's already out of the project.

See also: Doug Anderson's New Place Is Open and It's Not Called Al's Super Assss Friday

The always entertaining Anderson is highly adept at opening restaurants, but, well, it's keeping them open that's the tricky part. Prior to his involvement at La Bas/the French Hen, he was teasing us with Al's SSSuper Ass Friday, a "stoner food" burrito, pizza, and ice cream joint that we dearly hope will come to fruition, in no small part because we want to tell everyone we're going to dinner at Al's SSSuper Ass Friday.

Anderson cited "fundamental differences" and wished well to the other owners, Robin, Maddie, and Jack Rivard.

He says he's working on ASAF "as we speak."

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