Stories: Newspaper Stories: Galatoire's


"Nobody Comes to Galatoire's Only for the Food" 

By Jesse Katz 

Los Angeles Times 

December 24, 1996 

"Coming to Galatoire's is a drama," said W. Kenneth Holditch, editor of the Tennessee Williams Literary Journal. 

He was sitting at the great American playwright's favorite table, at the great American playwright's favorite restaurant, a timeless Bourbon Street bistro run by the Galatoire family since it opened behind curtained windows in 1905. 

"I'll have my usual," Holditch said. An Old Fashioned with its sweetened cherry appeared. 

It was ll:24 a.m., a respectable hour.... 

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