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JoAnn Clevenger: A Girl Scout with Gumption

JoAnn Clevenger took the Symposium stage at SFA in October 2005, just two months after the levee failures, talking with Johnny Apple of the New York Times, John Besh of Restaurant August, and Lolis Elie, an SFA founder and New Orleans native, about the “New Orleans Culinary Renaissance.” She reminded us then and she continues to remind us now that the root word for restaurant translates from French to English as restore.

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