After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service.
Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.
I love people, and I'm excited that I can turn them on.
It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life.
One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we'd sit down to dinner together as a family, we'd learn about each other. We had something people don't get today.
Some people absorb in different ways. I didn't realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained.
The bad part about being recognized is that when I walk into a restaurant and sit down, I've got to eat everything on the plate, whether it's good or bad. People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
We're working people, and that's what we like to do, work.
I don't think life is to be taken too seriously. Take it too seriously, and it'll getcha.
We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good. We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!
When I am done with this meal you can have my life. It is heaven.
I would work as a cook, get a little money, then open another restaurant.
When you've got a great business going, you go open another and take the risk of losing the whole thing. It's fun!
I'd like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.
We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the entire staff to San Francisco. But we had to go home.