For many locals talking about restaurants past and present is almost as popular a pastime as dining in them. This program looks back at some of New Orleans’ most historic present-day restaurants and also chronicles a few that are part of the city’s collective memory.
Among the historic restaurants still in operation are Antoine’s and Tujague’s two French Quarter gems born in the 19th century; other French Quarter classics are Galatoire’s, Arnaud’s and Brennan’s. Also showcased will be Commander’ Palace, located in the Garden District.
Among the featured lost restaurants are Toney’s Spaghetti and Pizza House, Houlihan’s, Bruning’s, the Hummingbird Grill and Barrow’s Shady Inn.
Though now located in Metairie, the original Morning Call Coffee Stand in the French Quarter is also profiled as is Sid-Mar’s a former Lakefront seafood house.