It has come to this. The owner of a French restaurant in Sebastopol promised to cover the payroll of a hospital that's losing $500,000 a month and on the verge of bankruptcy.
Dan Smith, owner of the French Garden Restaurant, came to the aid of 37-bed Palm Drive Hospital, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported, when it couldn't get a line of credit.
Have you ever seen a connection between caviar de Louisiane (1/2 ounce of caviar with buckwheat crepes; $16 at Smith's place) and preserving health care? If I'm in Sebastopol any time soon, I know where I'm eating.