Lost Restaurants of New Orleans

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From Caf' de R'fugi's, the city's first eatery that later became Antoine's, to Toney's Spaghetti House, Houlihan's, and Bali Hai, this guide recalls restaurants from New Orleans' past. Period photographs provide a glimpse into the history of New Orleans' famous and culturally diverse culinary scene. Recipes offer the reader a chance to try the dishes once served.
ISBN: 9781589809970
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Lost
Images: 218
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
Since 1987, Ms. Laborde has been the senior producer for the New Orleans PBS station, WYES-TV, where she has developed, produced, and hosted documentaries and in-studio productions about New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. In addition to "Canal Street: The Great Wide Way," she has produced, narrated, or consulted for over forty-five documentaries, including "Where New Orleans Shopped," "The Lost Restaurants of New Orleans," "The French Quarter That Was," "Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade," "Holy New Orleans!", and "Streetcar Stories," among others. She also hosts Steppin' Out, New Orleans' only weekly arts and entertainment review program, now in its nineteenth season, and winner of the New Orleans Press Club Award in the Public Affairs category. Prior to her work with WYES, Ms. Laborde worked as a general manager and writer/producer at WLAE-TV in New Orleans (PBS) and at WDSU-TV (NBC affiliate) in New Orleans. At both stations she produced documentaries about local history as well as magazine programs about local events and personalities. Ms. Laborde has been honored for both her community and professional work, earning awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Mayor's Conference on Women, the Public Relations Society of America, the American Council of Career Women, and American Women in Radio and Television. Since the '80s she has been active in the New Orleans community, from theater and the arts to revitalization and conservation efforts. She has served as president of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival since 1992 and has held leadership positions with the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Metropolitan Area Leadership Forum, the New Orleans Coalition, the Mid-City Improvement Association, and the Canal Street Area Service Association. Ms. Laborde received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of New Orleans in 1975. She is married to Errol P. Laborde, the editor of New Orleans Magazine and producer of the weekly television news roundtable Informed Sources on WYES-TV, New Orleans. In addition to her interest in New Orleans, especially jazz and Mardi Gras, her hobbies include singing, theater, photography, and architectural preservation.
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