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Lester Earl
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Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
McPhail going to work for a restaurant group in Montana.

Meg Bickford, 34, the current sous chef, will take over.

per Ian McNulty, Nola.com

article seems to be behind a paywall, so wont link it.



Gris Gris
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
I don't have an account, but I was able to x out of the ad for one and read the article.

LINK



Lester Earl
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I couldnt X out of it for some reason, thanks.

They just built a new home in the irish channel in 2018. Wonder what is up


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
I think Commanders is slashing salaries and Tory basically said I'm out of here because I don't want to be the guy who is in charge when Commanders files for bankruptcy protection so he left.


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
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I couldnt X out of it for some reason, thanks.



Clicked again and couldn't get out of it this time.

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They just built a new home in the irish channel in 2018. Wonder what is up


I wonder if they'll keep it for visiting.

The article indicated he spent summers in Montana growing up and his father lives there. He said it had been on his mind for some time.

Makes you wonder if he doesn't believe New Orleans is going to make a come back any time soon.


rowbear1922
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
I guess that will put an end to Picnic Provisions too.


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
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Makes you wonder if he doesn't believe New Orleans is going to make a come back any time soon.


Yeah, but who is? Look at New York and other good food cities across the country. Everyone is struggling.


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Mansion Global

Celebrity Chef Tory McPhail Lists New Orleans Home for $1.5 Million
Originally Published On September 18, 2020 | Mansion Global

"The McPhails were not immediately available for comment. According to Mr. Rodick, they have decided to sell this home to build a new one, as they truly enjoyed the building process."


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
I cant Believe I missed That Mansion Global article. Must have been busy that day.


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Yeah, but who is? Look at New York and other good food cities across the country. Everyone is struggling.


Maybe life is lovelier to him in Montana.


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Wow. That's big news.

Dude likes to party too.


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ellishughtiger
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
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I guess that will put an end to Picnic Provisions too.


Picnic has three owners including Darryl Reginelli.


Lester Earl
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Right, but only really popular because of its association with mcphail & commanders


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Just saw this. Really interesting news.

I believe the cost cutting thing is probably accurate.

I do think the food at CP has been sort of average for awhile. I don’t know anything about Bickford to know if she will update at all, but this is a huge break for her.
This post was edited on 10/12 at 6:05 pm


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Picnic will still print money at that location. Helps having an owner with deep pockets.


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Oenophile Brah
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
He stayed on too long. I look forward to see how Meg puts her fingerprint on the menu.


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Epic Cajun
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Does it say which restaurant group he’s joining? Curious if he’s headed to Missoula.


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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
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McPhail going to work for a restaurant group in Montana.


Well, good for him.


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Clint Torres
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
Commander’s has been mailing it in for years


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geauxpurple
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re: Tory McPhail resigns from Commander's Palace, Meg Bickford in
I will use my 5000th post to welcome and congratulate Meg Bickford. I had dinner at Commander's about two weeks ago and it was great. Ti was having dinner two tables from us in the Garden Room and Tory came out to visit. Everything seemed normal. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night, or at least as packed as it could be with socially distanced tables. I can't wait to try it under the new regime.


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