John Besh Buying Veterans A Drink

The Few, The Proud, The Thirsty
Free drinks at Lüke for members of the U.S. Marine Corps, on its birthday

On November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia, Captain Samuel Nicholas established two battalions of Marines to help further the cause of American liberty; they would eventually become the United States Marine Corps.

On November 10, 2010 in New Orleans, Chef John Besh [USMC Ret.] invites fellow Marines to Lüke to celebrate 'their' birthday; drinks will be on the house.

In the intervening years, the U.S. Marines have been involved in every American armed conflict, rising to world dominance in amphibious warfare and earning a reputation synonymous with responsibility and victory.

Since his service in the first Gulf War, John Besh has made a name for himself as a masterful chef-restaurateur, responsible for 6 highly successful establishments. He is also a passionate champion of the culinary traditions of his Louisiana homeland; Lüke draws on the beloved but bygone New Orleans brasseries dating back to the 1890's that combined the best of French, German and Creole cuisine.

In the spirit of Semper Fi, Besh and Lüke celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps and their comrades-in-arms.  Those in town on the 10th are welcome to come join them at Lüke in the heart of the Central Business District [adjacent to the Hilton St. Charles] - and raise a glass.

Lüke  333 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504.378.2840
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