Katrina 10th Anniversary + First Restaurant to Reopen + Ralph Brennan Makes Key Investments for Future

July 29, 2015

NOLA Bred, NOLA Fed: Ralph Brennan

The New Orleans Restaurateur Who Exemplifies His City’s Post- Katrina Resilience

August 29, 2015 (exactly one month from tomorrow) marks the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a storm whose power and aftermath will continue to loom large in our nation’s collective memory for decades to come. Ralph Brennan, a patriarch of one of New Orleans’ oldest restaurant families, employed some 300 people at the time, has an especially broad perspective of the storm’s effect on New Orleans residents, their spirit, and their beloved food culture. Ralph Brennan will tell you that while Katrina put…