Weathering the StormRalph's continued to uphold its slogan "For locals, by locals," throughout the hardship of the past two years. With very little wind or water damage, the restaurant opened two weeks after Katrina and served as inspiration as well as a meeting place for local customers and other restaurateurs. Galatoire's was also lucky to have retained 80% of its staff, which Landry attributes to the excellent working atmosphere. But "Katrina was the biggest catastrophe in U.S. history," says Martin, and although the restaurant industry is coming back, it's not as fast as expected. Ralph's is doing a lot of weddings and parties, but a big part of its clientele is just not there anymore. The
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