Restaurateur | New Orleans 500 Close-Up June 2023
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.