The Italian restaurant Crust was something of an infamous spot on the downtown Dubuque map. The food and staff could often divide opinion, but there were certainly plenty of us that were regular patrons on the weekend. The restaurant, which was run by Sarah Thiltgen and her large team, was the place to go on Main Street for a great Italian dishes.
Sadly, the restaurant closed in February 2016. It may have been eight months now since we lost Crust, but many of we still feel the loss. That is why I choose to celebrate the good times and lament the closure here today.