The conspicuous absence of what was once the most visible face at La Fonda is leading to lots of questions — and very little answers.

ABiz, out on newsstands today, reports that Gabe Bako is no longer managing the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant.

In his book, The Spirit of La Fonda, restaurant founder Leebob Cox writes of choosing Bako as his successor in 1996; Cox died in February 2008. At some point in time, Bako was cut in as a 50 percent partner, sharing ownership with Cox’s two children, Sherwood and Stephanie.

Read more about this change at La Fonda and get the scoop on the rest of Acadiana's business community here.

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