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Dick Brennan dies at 83; helped run famed New Orleans restaurant
Dick Brennan dies at 83; helped run famed New Orleans restaurant

Richard J. "Dick" Brennan Sr., who helped turn Commander's Palace restaurant in New Orleans into a world-famous destination for Creole cuisine, has died. He was 83. A publicist for Dickie Brennan & Co., the restaurant group run by his son, said the elder Brennan died Saturday in New Orleans. The cause was not specified. Dick Brennan was a younger brother of Owen Brennan, founder of Brennan's Restaurant in the French Quarter. Following Owen's death in 1955, Dick and his family continued operating Brennan's while expanding to other restaurants in other cities. A family split in the 1970s led to Dick joining his siblings John, Adelaide, Ella and Dottie as...

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