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Old 09-05-2005, 05:55 AM   #1
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Status of Emeril's restaurants

http://www.emerils.com/alert/employee_notice.html

Sad.

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Old 09-05-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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I lived in New Orleans (in the French Quarter) as a child, and spent many summers there after Dad was transferred, and a lot after I grew up and moved away from home - so this really makes my heart ache.

I feel sad for those who worked for Emeril - but he isn't the only place to eat in NO - there were sooo many little places all over town that could cook circles around him when it came to authentic Cajun and Creole food - the food that made NO famous. Places that will probably never be rebuilt - cooks that will probably never cook there again. I guess the only sliver lining is that the "Quarter" seems to have been spared. Maybe, in my lifetime, I'll be able to go there again and eat and listen to real music at "Preservation Hall" again.

I'm just so sad right now - it's like a death in the family for me. And after being at the shelter this morning .... I can't believe how bad I feel .....
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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I've been there three times in my life, enjoying the food at many different locations. I sincerely hope that most of the "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants will open back up, as those are the ones that rock!
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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I know, I know; Emeril's not even a NO resident; however - he's a man with a big heart, does well by his employees, and it's still a huge loss.

If what happens in NO is the same as what happened in Charleston after Hugo, I'm afraid we won't see a lot of the 'mom and pop' quaint little places; it'll be more chains; more 'chi-chi' places maybe dressed up (or down!), to look like the mom and pop's; more 'surface' tourism, and less of the 'real' thing. It makes me sad to see some of the things that have appeared in Charleston in the name of progress!
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:01 AM   #5
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Thank you for the update! It's amazing what things don't even cross your minds...like employers not knowing how many hours were due their employees.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:57 AM   #6
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Kaylinda,

I just visited your web site. I would stop in any time if I ever made it back to your beautiful State. We have driven through but never stopped.
If the rest of you haven't visited her site..do so. It is great.
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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Thank you so much Marge...and we would love to have you or anyone else here anytime! Hoping your hubby is doing ok...
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Old 09-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #8
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Really nice website, Kaylinda! I've just taken a cyberstroll through Just Us.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:51 PM   #9
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Thank you for visiting Callie! Come back anytime!
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Old 09-07-2005, 09:48 PM   #10
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I was in Mississippi and New Orleans visiting relitives when I was about 11 years old but I haven't been there since.
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