We are sad to report the imminent closing of a favorite, special restaurant in Cambridge, in which we have celebrated many birthdays and other special occasions. The proprietor is retiring to spend more time with his remaining wooden spoons. Or something. Louise, Cici and Jaime went to give a last hurrah! to Magnolia's (as did quite a few other people! the restaurant and sidewalk outside were packed!) We happily indulged in grilled shrimp with figs over arugula, avocado, hearts of palm and crabmeat over bloody mary salsa, softshelled crab, steak, more grilled shrimp, catfish, grits and greens... celebrating the end of an era in Cambridge.