Posted by: twotrees | May 8, 2008

Darkness on the Edge of Town

   Westside Cellar, one of downtown Ventura’s best restaurants, has closed its doors.  After several years of serving fine food and excellent wine in a cozy environ, Jimmy Mesa and Jim Rice have called it quits. It is was my kind of place – great ambiance, food and friendly, upscale but not snooty service (full disclosure – my son worked there as a busboy one night a week).  How can a place that does so many things right end up this way?  Hopefully this sad story will have a happy ending…stay tuned.



  1. have you been there since they reopened?

  2. I have not. It’s kind of like going to to your old school and having expectations of seeing familiar faces and memories. They are not there anymore.

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