Otho closes


The Elliot Park establishment has shut its doors, beginning what's almost sure to be a rash of restaurant closings. It's a blow to the underserved, edge-of-downtown neighborhood, where the only other restaurant in the immediate area is the venerable, but casual and daytime-only, Band Box Diner.

Unfortunately, that leaves us short a decent happy hour; it was one I recently included in a roundup. It didn't have the very best deals, but it had food that was pretty consistently good and discounts that lasted until 7 p.m. on weekdays. There are lots of good specials between 4 and 6 p.m., but many of us can't get out of work in time to take advantage of those. I'll be on the lookout for other good options.