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Old 21 March 2018, 02:48 PM
RichardM RichardM is offline
Join Date: 27 March 2004
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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Originally Posted by Cervus View Post
That's an odd question. Do you chat up all local business owners, asking where they're originally from? I'm not trying to be snarky, this is just not something it would occur to me to do. And why restaurants, specifically?
In some cases, I learned about where the owners were from by the write up of the restaurant in the newspaper. In other cases, like for the Rendezvous here, it is mentioned in the menu. And in some cases, I might ask if the menu seems to be New Orleans style.

And actually, it is not just restaurants. There is an art business in Birmingham Alabama that is an out growth of a family owned business from New Orleans. They started the shop in Birmingham in order to protect the larger company from another hurricane. But I know this because my parents are friends with the owners. Plus the owners act as family to my family. I am immensely grateful to them for that.
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