Before opening Kebab, chef/owner Walker Reisman spent 8 years travelling through Europe’s waterways on a circus barge. While navigating the Aegean Sea as the ship's rigger and engineer, Walker became obsessed the wood fired ovens many Greeks kept in their gardens. Opon returning to New Orleans he built a wood fired oven in the backyard of a friend and fellow circus boatman's backyard. From that backyard the Pizza Speakeasy was launched in 2009 - a monthly party featuring wood fired pizzas, cocktails and live music. After five years of speakeasies, he and Speakeasy partner Ben Harlow decided to launch a new kind brick and mortar, bringing sandwiches influenced by late nights in Europe to New Orleans, with the scratch-made ethos of those wood fired parties.
Walker began cooking at age five. His dad, who cooked for a living, taught him how to use a knife and boil an egg. By eight he was making beignets in the family kitchen. A life-long interest in food followed, from curing his own salami and baking bread to rigging up ways to cook couchon du lait on the deck of a ship. But it wasn't until opening Kebab that he began working in a professional kitchen. Though some might call this self-taught, Walker feels he was taught by every person that made a beautiful meal he had the pleasure to eat, every incredible ingredient he's gotten to use and every person who's enjoyed his food. At Kebab, he hopes to keep exploring his love of food, and making un-fussy meals that make folks full and happy.
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Gallery Kebab is an open-submission gallery and member of the St. Claude Arts District with a monthly exhibit curated around a common theme. Artists are invited to drop off artwork between 10am-1pm on the second saturday of every month. Art will be hung/exhibited that day by the galleries curators and be presented at a Second Saturday opening reception that evening at 6pm.
Gallery Kebab accepts all original work as long as it is inspired by or otherwise addresses the monthly theme. Check out Gallery Kebab's Facebook page for info on upcoming themes and submission opportunities.
Gallery Kebab is excited to provide a space for open expression. Pieces are not vetted on an aesthetic basis or chosen for their individual merit or salability. The content, or assumed content of the work does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs or aesthetic sensibility of the owners, curator or staff of Gallery Kebab or Kebab Restaurant.