Question: Who’s the smartest person in this trio: cyclist Lance Armstrong, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o or Lynn’s Paradise Café owner Lynn Winter?
Answer: Lynn Winter, because she has the sense to keep her mouth shut before the press.
In a week when Lance Armstrong loosed his lying tongue and Manti Te’o lacquered his loony “girlfriend hoax” story with even more questionable quotes, Winter shut down her uber-busy, 22-year-old, nationally recognized restaurant last Friday, saying it was time for a new chapter in her life.
That’s it. Bye-bye, restaurant that does $4 million a year in sales.
Disconnect the giant coffee pot, unplug the hundred tacky lamps and shut down the World of Swirl.