Friday, December 02, 2005

The Finest Restaurants in the Nation

Are in New Orleans and most of them were hit hard by Katrina.

There's a piece in LA Times about how many of the restaurants in New Orleans are finding it hard to repair and reopen after Katrina. The article focuses on the restaurants of the Brennan family, especially Brennan's and Commander's Palace. The Brennan's definitely plan to reopen, but they suffered extensive damage. Coolers and freezers lost power and the food rotted in the gulf coast heat. In Brennan's their 36000 bottle wine cellar may be have to be completely written off.

There is good news, however. The Court of Two Sisters (one of my favorites) reopened on Nov. 29th. Pat O'Brien's is also open and Cafe du Monde's website says that they were opening again on Oct. 19th. Embers Steak House reports that they had little damage and reopened in Oct as well.