This is a good sign I think. I got an email this morning from one of the owners of the joint where I lived while working on my Creole book and during my book tour there. Looks like they are up and running full bore again. A brand new web site.
Just a couple of blocks away from here was one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans - on the border of the French Quarter and Marigny. It's normally very quiet in this area, the last time I stayed there notwithstanding. (*Immediately* across the street they were shooting scenes for "All the King's Men" - the *entire* time I was there.)
Marisol was the restaurant. Peter Vazquez was the chef. Katrina did it in. Or, more precisely the insurance company which refused to pay did it in.
They ain't recompensing me in any manner for this:
(Oh, I don't stay in the main building, but I ain't telling you where I stay.