This is post that really should have been written a couple of months ago. Elaine retired from the kitchen in February. Our good friends Danny and Maria took over running the Ola Lola's kitchen. After eight years of totally avoiding deep fryers - staples of many restaurant kitchens here - we gave in to Danny's request to put one in.
So far we're very happy with it! Our house doesn't smell like oil which was one of our fears. So far we haven't had an oil fire (another fear) so our house is still here to not smell like oil.
And for the first time, we offer FRIES with our burgers. Danny has also added fish tacos and fish sandwiches to the menu.
Danny and Maria are no strangers to the Isabela/Aguadilla restaurant scene. Danny worked for several years with one of the best chefs in the area before they opened their own restaurant, Nomadas. Since he closed Nomadas, Danny has worked and/or been in charge of several restaurant kitchens.
And Elaine in "retirement?" Well, not really. She's working her tail off, just at other things. One of the biggest is a non-profit she started called Calorcito pal Corazon (Warmth for the Heart). More about that soon.