It always interests me which new restaurants strike a chord with people and which don't.
La Famiglia near the Hopkins' Homewood Campus has been busy practically since the day it opened, while others are struggling and hoping to be discovered. ...
The food is good, as you'll see from the review that appeared in yesterday's Sun; but that's not enough to carry a restaurant these days. Maybe it's the fact that so many people knew the staff, which came en masse from the now-closed Boccaccio in Little Italy.
Brasserie Tatin -- the restaurant that preceded La Famiglia -- was as busy when it first opened, but in the end closed. Something tells me that La Famiglia has legs, but you never know.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)