New Orleans Hand Grenade

Earl Berhardt Obit
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 13, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Friends and family will say farewell to Earl Bernhardt. The 80-year-old died Monday. Anyone who has been to the French Quarter in recent history, has likely seen Bernhardt's claim to fame... the Hand Grenade drink. His obituary says, "Earl was the owner of Tropical Isle Inc. and is known as the Co...
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Don Ames
December 06, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Earl Bernhardt, the co-founder of the Tropical Isle bar and co-inventor of the world famous "Hand Grenade" cocktail has died. He was 80. Bernhardt and his business partner Pam Fortner opened the Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street in 1984 and made a name selling their invention: the "New Orleans Hand...
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