Don Bauder 5:30 p.m., Jan. 29
Clay's, on the top floor of the Hotel La Jolla, is no more. The hotel has been sold, and the new owners plan to move the restaurant — now renamed the Grill at Hotel La Jolla — down to the ground floor in a few months (turning its current scenic site into luxury suites). The menu still has a few Clay's holdovers, but the thrust is no longer fine dining so much as California/American comfort food. Chef Clay Bordan left the building about two-and-a-half weeks ago.
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