THE AMERICAN DREAM

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Several years ago, country music legend and noted Mississippian Marty Stuart and I were on the dais of a radio show.

While we were each waiting our turn to go on the air, we struck up a conversation about one of my favorite subjects, and most certainly one of his, our home state, Mississippi.



The Early Days: 32+ years ago, the Purple Parrot and I were still on our honeymoon

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Just a little over 32 years ago, I was a few weeks into the honeymoon phase of my first restaurant opening.

There have been 17 other openings since then. They have all been stressful and hectic, but there is something about the first one that holds such a special place in my heart.










The FIRST Christmas bonus

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Last night we held our 32nd annual manager’s Christmas dinner. There were 30 people seated at the table for our once-a-year steak and ribs dinner.

We’ve held the dinner at Donanelle’s for the past 15 years. It’s my favorite dive bar/steakhouse. It’s my management team’s favorite dive bar/steakhouse, too.



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