It's no great secret that these are tough times in the restaurant business. I personally find it all a bit disheartening, since I never like to see any restaurant close (unless, of course, it's bad). On a brighter note, the soul of the city's dining scene -- neighborhood restaurants -- should weather the storm. Certainly, La Santaneca is doing well. I've walked in and found this homey Salvadoran joint nearly empty, only to look up from my plate a few minutes later and see couples, groups of friends, and families of 10, a lone waiter delivering food with the frantic urgency of a one-legged man in an... More >>>