Strong Benefit


If you have ever enjoyed a wonderful evening at Crepe Nanou on Robert St. in the past 24 years, it was probably in part due to Robert Strong. It is important to get the message about this Sunday's benefit for Mr. Strong out to our community.

Robert Strong has been the bar manager at La Crêpe Nanou for twenty-four years. On Saturday, November 3, 2007 he was shot on St. Charles Ave. during an armed robbery. The incident left Mr. Strong initially in critical condition with major injury to his jaw. He requires five more surgeries to rebuild his jawbone and remains in inpatient care.

On Sunday, December 2nd, 2007, several area businesses will host a benefit to assist in Strong's recovery and unite against the recent surge of violence in New Orleans.

Participating local restaurants include La Crêpe Nanou, Galatoire¹s, Café Degas, Dick & Jenny's, Dante¹s Kitchen, St. James Cheese Company,New Orleans Ice Cream Co., and many more. Area musicians Alex Chilton, Susan Cowsill, The Stringbeans, Herringbone Orchestra, and David Doucet and Al Tharp will perform throughout the evening. There will be information on safety and self-defense provided by local martial arts instructors. A silent auction will be held, with donations from artists, restaurants, and cultural institutions.

The benefit is from 3pm until 8pm on the 1400 block of Robert Street. Tickets are $30.00 and include food, wine, and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased at La Crêpe Nanou and The Wine Seller. All proceeds go directly to the Robert Strong Fund established at Capital One.

For more information, or to make a contribution, please contact Aimee Toledano at 504-899-2670 or

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