Pascal's Manale, stalwart of the Uptown restaurant scene, sold to auto dealer

Chris Miller
November 12, 2019 - 4:31 pm

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Pascal's Manale, famous for its mis-named, but immensely popular "barbecued shrimp," has been sold, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.

The DeFelice family, fourth-generation owners of the restaurant at Dryades and Napoleon, sold the establishment to Ray Brandt.

The reports says Brandt has hired his nephew and long-time Pascal's Manale employee Carmen Provenzanoto to manage the restaurant.

Pascal's Manale began in 1913 as Manale's Restaurant. When original owner Frank Manale died in 1937, his nephew Pascal Radosta took ownership, and later added his first name to the restaurant.

As for that shrimp, WWL's Tom Fitzmorris writes, " In 1955, a customer asked Pascal Radosta about a dish he had in Chicago but couldn't describe well. Radosta took a shot at cooking it, and wound up with a new dish along the lines of shrimp scampi, but with a much more peppery sauce. He gave it the misleading name as barbecue shrimp. It quickly became the restaurant's signature dish, as well as one of the greatest of Creole dishes."

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