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Winemaker Joel Gott Purchases Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen With Big Plans for St. Helena

July 10, 2018

The decision to purchase Cindy's happened fast, says Gott, after shared friends of chef-owner Cindy Pawlcyn realized that there might be a mutually beneficial opportunity to buy and sell. When the news of the sale and closure was announced in June, Pawlcyn wouldn't name the buyer, but said "I guess you could say he made me an offer I couldn't refuse - in a good way," and that the restaurant would be "in good hands." She would know: Gott worked for her when he was sixteen years old, and they've known each other for years