Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Out of Business
The Silver Slipper restaurant had been an institution in Tallahassee since 1938. For more than half a century it was closely tied to Florida politics. It was a favorite meeting place of governors, legislators, lobbyists and VIP's from around the state. Many famous celebrities dined here while in town, including a young senator named John F. Kennedy. You can read about its long and colorful history here. Sadly the last customer was served earlier this year and it is now closed. A combination of the bad economy and a law enacting a ban on gifts to lawmakers from lobbyists a few years ago did it in.