What's the status????
This would be my favorite restaurant in the whole wide freaking world.
Camellia Grill in New Orleans.
When I went off to college, my parents had to pay for my meal plan for on-campus living...but they spent more money on the "grill plan", as I ate there almost daily.
A large part of me putting on 32 pounds in two semesters of college would have been my food selections while dining at Camellia Grill. Typical meal for me @ the grill: Cheeseburger, waffle, & a chocolate shake (made with real ice cream....so good).
And so, a coworker is going to NO, and I said...."you have to go to this restaurant, and you have to bring me a sweatshirt, b/c I always wanted one, but never bought one". I go to google it....I start reading stuff about it closing down...Katrina related??? or bankruptcy related?(which is what I read....)
So...people missed the restaurant....and covered it in post-it notes....
The latest I read about it was dated Sept. '06.
So, what's the status now?
Is it back?
I just called nation-wide information.
They still have a listing for Camellia Grill: 504-309-2679.
Camellia Grill...the first time I went there, our waiter was a man named "Bat". My goodness, he had to be a hundred years old, but sweet, and smiley, and he just seemed to have a bounce in his step.
You go in....you have these booths in the corner where you all sit there, and wait your turn for a seat at the counter....you slide around in the booths---it's a moving line. The pies were kept in these angled pie box things...the shakes were made with real ice cream. The grill is right there, and hot---and always full of burger patties & omelets. The men working there all wear the white jackets with black & white checkered pants. The walls inside are pink...and on the very left side is a display where you can buy t-shirts & sweatshirts (which I never did....) The entire seating area of the restaurant is a counter. There are little stools that you sit on that are permanently bolted to the floor. The counter itself is like a funky flattend "W" shape. The waiters call out to each other, and everything goes at a fast pace during the busy times....you get in, you eat, you get out. But if you go late at night....the guys would shoot the sh*t with you, and let you b*tch about whatever boy broke your heart that week...or how much you hate Oceanography, and don't want to do the homework...and they always remembered me (hell, I was rarely gone from there long enough for them to forget me!)
Oh, good times.
So....I think it has reopened. I don't really know...
Is it still the same??? I don't really know.
Is it still my favorite restaurant of all time?????? YES!
******giving credit where credit is due: first two pics are from www.thethirdbattleofneworleans.blogspot.com and the last one is from www.bestofneworleans.com.
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