Cafe Alma, a popular restaurant in the "basement" of McNulty Station in downtown St Petersburg, Florida has just been sold. Dwight and Catherine Watkins sold it to Scott Vogell and Tony Harahan, and will stay on for 10 days of training. We've enjoyed Cafe Alma and have often recommended it to our clients. Vogel is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Since both new owners come from franchise backgrounds, it will be interesting to see what they do with this individual restaurant.
My only suggestion to the new owners - and it's a personal one - is to make sure that the noise level is kept down enough that you can talk with the other people at your table - and hear them.