Classic New Orleans Diner Reopening
By STACEY PLAISANCE
Associated Press Writer
April 21, 2007, 3:31 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS -- Bow-tied waiters will dish up bacon-and-cheese omelets and pecan waffles once again at the venerable Camellia Grill on Saturday, nearly 20 months since it was closed when the city fled Hurricane Katrina. The icon's return was seen as another sign of hope in New Orleans' slow recovery.
"This is a happy day," said 87-year-old Harry Tervalon, a head waiter until his retirement in the 1990s. He shared stories of the people he served over the years, including Yankees baseball player Bobby Brown.
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