I know that there is a strong contingent that has given up on the Camellia Grill feeling as if the place had declined in recent years and that the pre-KTMB ownership milked the place without keeping both the food up as well as the physical condition of the building. Just this past weekend while in Baton Rouge for the LSU football game, a non-Oreleanian friend when asking about what was going on the Camellia Grill post-KTMB said, "Man, that place really slipped."
There is new news in regards to the re-opening of the Camellia Grill . The good news is that new ownership does intend to spruce the place up and "reopen as quick as possible." The disconcerting news is this:
Khodr said his first priority is to get the Camellia back up and running in New Orleans, although he is interested in eventually opening additional locations.
Additional locations??? How bout getting THE Camellia Grill to the level it needs to be--the one on South Carrollton Avenue and not worry about "new units" on mall outparcels in HouDalAtlMemRouge. Besides, hasn't that concept already been done before minus the white doric columns? I think it was called Steak and Egg. Mr. Khodr, why not go for broke since you have a business relationship with a special someone. How about Emeril's Camellia Grill?
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