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Pay What You Can at Cafe Reconcile on Wednesday

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OCHIan McNulty reports that on Wednesday at the nonprofit restaurant and training program Cafe Reconcile will open its doors with a special menu to reach out to neighbors, residents and any others that might be interested in trying out Reconcile's soul food for lunch. And customers can pay what they can. Interim CEO Stewart Young says he hopes to attract new clientele as well as entice folks to return to see the results of recent changes in the kitchen. [Advocate]

QUARTER - What better way to celebrate Tujague's 160th anniversary than showing the rest of the country how Creole cooking is done? That's what Poppy Tooker aims to do during a segment of NBC's Today Show. Tune in to watch her prepare Tujague's Creole gumbo recipe while dispensing restaurant tales during the 10 a.m. hour. [Eaterwire]

NEW's Ann Maloney reports that former Mr. John's Steakhouse head chef Robert Bruce has left that post to become the executive chef and culinary director of Good Company Food Group, which includes the recently announced Legacy Kitchen locations as well as the New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. and New Orleans Coffee and Beignet franchises []