This week on The Broke and the Beautiful, a New Orleans celebrity chef put his business ventures in bankruptcy, and the rescuer of Twinkies may be eyeing an NFL creampuff. Also, Alec Baldwin got a key to the city.
Scott Boswell owns some restaurants in the Big Easy, but it hasn’t been an easy week for the New Orleans chef. The brains behind fine-dining establishment Stella! and casual restaurant Stanley put some of his businesses in bankruptcy Thursday, Bankruptcy Beat reported. The businesses, which employ about 120 people, operate Stanley and, until recently, Stella!, which closed Wednesday. The two restaurants survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Stanley was the first restaurant to reopen in the French Quarter after the storm.
A bankruptcy lawyer for the businesses and a representative for the companies couldn’t be reached for comment by Bankruptcy Beat. According to court papers, though, Stella! “has not in recent years been…financially successful” despite being “critically acclaimed and [a] culinary success.”