A padlocked door, constantly ringing phone, and newly abbreviated website are three signs that Joe Palombo's Mirabella Cafe is no longer operating in Cherry Hill's Barclay Farms Shopping Center.

Tuesday (3/6) was the final night after five years, according to two suppliers hoping to reach Palombo about their accounts.

Speaking of independent restaurants in South Jersey:

South Jersey Independent Restaurant Association, also known as SJ Hot Chefs, will do its spring restaurant week from March 18 through March 23 - four-course dinners for $35, or $25 at select locations. As a bonus this time, guests who dine at restaurant week locations can receive a $10 gift certificate after completing a restaurant comment card. Gift certificates can be redeemed at any of the participating South Jersey Restaurant Week restaurants from March 25 through April 7.

The list of restos is at www.sjhotchefs.com.