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Sheryl Sandberg Leans Into Lunch at Cafe Reconcile

The top executive is in town promoting her new book

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Sheryl Sandberg sat down to lunch of fried catfish and seafood stuffed bell peppers with alumni of Café Reconcile’s job skills training program on Wednesday during her visit to New Orleans, reports Jessica Williams of the Advocate.

Sandberg also met with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and graduates of the mayor’s StriveNOLA initiative, and spoke at the Academy of the Sacred Heart to an audience about bereavement, recovery, and her new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy.

During her conversation with the program’s graduates, Williams reports that Sandberg said, “‘I believe so deeply that everyone deserves that opportunity, and that we have a responsibility as individuals and as a society to help them build,’”

Cafe Reconcile is one of the city’s most endearing restaurants, with a mission to “transform the lives of young adults and the community by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, promoting entrepreneurship, working with businesses, nonprofits, and people of faith to support this transformation, and building strong communities through community economic development.” The menu rocks with daily specials and regular menu items like red beans, etoufee, fried catfish, and seafood stuffed bell peppers. The Central City cafe is one of Eater’s 38 Essential New Orleans restaurants.

Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 568-1157