Fire at Lolita Temporarily Shutters Restaurant

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A fire at Lolita, Michael Symon’s Tremont restaurant, began early afternoon, according to the chef and owner.

“[It] started between the top floor ceiling and the roof, so they had to cut it open,” he explained, while still in constant contact with responders on the scene. “[There’s a] tremendous amount of smoke upstairs. We currently don’t feel as if it has spread downstairs.”

No word, obviously, as to when the restaurant will reopen as the story is still developing. The extent of the damage is still being assessed.

The silver lining is that nobody was injured in the blaze. 

Lolita, which began life as Lola, Michael and Liz Symon’s first restaurant, opened 20 years ago next year.

“This is just fucking awful, 19 years of memories literally going up in smoke,” Symon said.

We'll keep this page updated with information as it rolls in. 




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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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