Sazon Latin Fusion, the healthy-leaning pan-Latin restaurant led by Claudia Kihui’s dreams of running her own kitchen, is soon to be closing in its current location on Washington Blvd. The owner-chef, who is staying open for a little while longer to serve her home-style take on mofongo, pollo saltado, and flan, tells Grub Street, “It is official. Escrow opens tomorrow, it is a matter of few days or weeks. I must move on, put myself together again, take a vacation. I will not give up on my cooking, I am giving up on the location.” While Kihui charts a new path, the location, which opened over four years ago upon the promises of a new mixed-use building across the street that never materialized, is soon to be available for someone else to take advantage of an increasingly heating scene, with nearby success stories like Roy Choi’s A-Frame, the perpetually packed Corner Door, and the coming of Chocovivo to the block. Update: Sazon’s last day of business will be on February 27.
So long, Sazon! Photo: Sazon Latin Fusion