Pat Gallagher

Restaurateur | New Orleans 500 Close-Up June 2023


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Education: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Nonprofit Causes: The Humane Society and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Who’d Play You in a Movie? Danny McBride

Fave Jazz Fest Food: I love our mirliton dressing and crab cakes. The Vaucresson’s Sausage booth is incredible.

Favorite “hidden gem” bar, restaurant or business? Liuzza’s by the Track

Favorite vacation destination? The Florida Panhandle

Did you know? This restaurant industry veteran opened his first spot in 1973 and has since started multiple iconic dining establishments, including Pat’s Rest Awhile, Gallagher’s on Front Street, 527 Restaurant and Bar, and Gallagher’s Grill. Over his long career, Gallagher has also served as executive chef at many establishments, including the original Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and is a veteran vendor at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.


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