The Spirit of La Fonda - Great food, fun and friendship: Remembering the first 50 years of one of the South s finest Tex-Mex restaurants

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9780925417589: The Spirit of La Fonda - Great food, fun and friendship: Remembering the first 50 years of one of the South s finest Tex-Mex restaurants
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A book describing the 50-year history and culture of the venerable La Fonda Restaurant in Lafayette, La., one of the state s most popular eating establishments. The book is also an autobiography of the restaurant s founder and owner, Leebob Cox, and a showplace for the art of Luis Amendolla and Phyllis Malzyk Giardano. It carries numerous stories about La Fonda s longtime employees and customers, as well as anecdotes of the variously zany and heartwarming goings-on in this fine Tex-Mex eatery.

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LEEBOB COX is the founder and longtime owner of La Fonda restaurant in Lafayette, La. Born Oct. 28, 1929 in Jamestown, N.Y., he worked for a San Antonio-based seismic company and served two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Ord, California., before opening his restaurant in 1957. He reared two children, Sherwood and Stephanie, with his first wife, Alice. In 1996 he married Sandra Fromenthal; the couple resides in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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