September 07, 2005
waiting for my charbroiled oysters
I couldn't resist sharing this bit of news from the Times-Picayune weblog. Drago's is the restaurant where my family has always held big important dinners and reunions and things, even after they shut down their private dining room:
"Already back in business Tuesday was Drago's, the Fat City oyster house. Though none of the 140 sacks of oysters that were in the restaurant's refrigerator before the storm survived the recent electricity loss, its owners used propane to heat 1,300 meals of pasta, chicken and sausage since Monday for relief workers and returning neighbors.
"Tommy Cvitanovich, who runs a restaurant with his parents, said the donation was the least his family could do after a storm that ravaged so many restaurants, especially in New Orleans, but left his with only temporary loss of power and water."
Also, Drago's has the best charbroiled oysters in the universe. I don't even like oysters and I can't get enough. I am so happy to see Tommy out there getting everything going again and feeding everyone. My only worry is that my parents may go back to Metairie before they should, figuring that if Drago's is open, everything is okay.
Sometimes it's the smallest bits of news that get you choked up ... you know ... even though you're not sure why. And no, it's not because I'm mourning 140 sacks of potential charbroiled oysters, either.Posted by jette at September 7, 2005 04:29 PM