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After Hurricane Katrina, This Gumbo Shop Found a New Home in East Austin

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Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
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KUT
Darold Gordon, Executive Chef and Owner of Big Easy Bar & Grill is from New Orleans and has been in Austin since 2008. He opened his East Austin restaurant 3 years ago.

For the past few months, we’ve been reporting on the rapidly changing neighborhood around 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin as part of our On My Block project.

Today, we hear from a local restaurant owner who’s bringing a taste of his hometown of New Orleans to the neighborhood. Darold Gordon owns Big Easy Bar & Grill near the corner of 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin.

You can check out more stories in this project at our On My Block Tumblr

Syeda Hasan is KUT's development and affordability reporter. She previously worked as a reporter at Houston Public Media covering county government, immigrant and refugee communities, homelessness and the Sandra Bland case. Her work has been heard nationally on public radio shows such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.
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