Stanley’s (think Kowalski) Extreme Makeover: A post-Katrina hamburger joint gets a second life

Monday, August 25, 2008

When Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans, the restaurant scene took a beating. Three years later, even though much of New Orleans is still hurting, many of the city’s famous restaurants are in full swing and new ones are thriving. But the restaurant Stanley is in a class all its own. Two weeks after hurricane Katrina, Chef Scott Boswell started flipping burgers at his impromptu restaurant, Stanley. Boswell closed the joint down for renovations almost two years ago. In a matter of days Stanley will make its second debut as a world-class diner. Chef Scott Boswell joins The Takeaway to talk about how Stanley’s trajectory is actually a metaphor for post Katrina New Orleans.
Guest: World renowned Chef Scott Bellow, owner of restaurants Stella! and Stanley

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

Comments [1]

Yoshihito Kawamoto

I am so excited for opening the restaurant Stanley. I can't wait for the first bite of Fried Gulf Shrimp Poor Boy with Lettuce, Tomato,
Spicy Remoulade and Cocktail Sauce at Stanley.

Aug. 25 2008 08:47 PM

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