I feel compelled to let you know—since just two weeks ago I wrote of their menu changes and new emphasis on approachability—that glitzy downtown

This week, Old Spaghetti Factory, that brick bastion of Italian(ish) cuisine, will end its nearly 50-year run downtown on Dec. 23, two years after the building was sold to developers.

Blind Pig Bistro—the acclaimed Eastlake eatery where diners are encouraged to order the whole daily-changing menu, prix fixe-style, for the table—is celebrating its fifth birthday in November.