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Backyard Grooves

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for live music with Piano Man Lucy Blackledge. more

BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for live music with Stevie J Blues Solo. more

BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for live music with BB King Allstar Band ft. Larry Johnson & Jonte… more

Carousel Gardens…

Jul 23 - 31, 2016
Now is a great time to buy your season pass. The season pass even gets you… more

Double Dose

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Jazz Yoga with Susan…

Jul 23 - 30, 2016
Jazz Yoga with live meditative music by Peter Nu, continues at the Old U.S.… more

Mama's Music

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Photo Exhibition -…

Jul 23 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Photo Exhibition - "MAAFA: The Past We Inherit; the Future… more

Rivertown Theaters…

Jul 23 - 24, 2016
Click your heels together and join the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and… more

Tales of the Cocktail

Jul 23 - 24, 2016
Join us for the 14th Annual Tales of the Cocktail Festival! Tales of the… more

The House of Groove

Jul 23, 2016
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The Illusion

Jul 23 - Aug 6, 2016
Strange things happen when you wander into a magician’s cave. Pridamant,… more

The New Movement…

Jul 23, 2016 - May 23, 2026
Join us at the New Movement for  stand -up comedy show - Go… more

The New Movement…

Jul 23 - Dec 31, 2016
At each Megaphone Show, we invite a special guest/local… more

The New Movement…

Jul 23 - Dec 31, 2016
Chris Trew is joined on stage by two audience members chosen at random who have… more

A Method to Our…

Jul 24 - 24, 2016
Join us for the second event in our summer series: “A Roaster’s… more

BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 24 - 24, 2016
Join us for live music at the BB King's Blues Club with Jeremy Joyce. more

BB King's Blues Club…

Jul 24 - 24, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Keith Stone Band. more

Soul Full Sunday…

Jul 24 - 24, 2016
Ashé Cultural Arts Center brings back the quarterly Sunday Brunch with… more

Backyard Grooves

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

LRA Selects Restaurant Legend Award Recipient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Erica R. Papillion
Director of Communications
(504) 454-2277, ext. 569
ericap@lra.org

LRA SELECTS RESTAURANT LEGEND AWARD RECIPIENT

METAIRIE, La.—The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Dot Hall of Bon Ton Café in New Orleans as a recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award.

The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more years of service at one foodservice establishment.

Hall has been employed by Bon Ton Café since 1971; currently she is the restaurant’s head chef.

“Dot is such an important part of our operation at the Bon Ton,” said Bon Ton Café co-owner Debbie Pierce. “She has opened our restaurant every morning for the last decade with very little exception. When our customers tell us that our food is consistently good we tell them in large part because the same woman has been overseeing our kitchen for the last 40 years!”

Hall was recognized June 24, 2011 at a private event at the restaurant.

“The LRA is proud to honor Dot for her dedication to Bon Ton Café. She is living proof that jobs in the restaurant industry can span decades and provide a notable career,” said LRA President & CEO Stan Harris.

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The Louisiana Restaurant Association is one of the largest business organizations in the state, representing restaurant operations and related businesses. The restaurant industry in Louisiana is one the state’s largest private employer, providing jobs to 182,200 residents. Restaurants in Louisiana are expected to generate sales of $6.2 billion in 2011.