Keller: Location can be the trick to special gatherings

Published 11:45 pm Friday, January 30, 2015

Maintaining relationships with people who were a big part of your life is something special.

The only way to accomplish that is to be sure and get together periodically.

Too often we lose track of people who we once considered close friends.

Jeanne and I graduated from Leon Godchaux High School in 1953. Sammy Miano, Rita Zeringue, Sylvia Perque and Marie Landry have found a way for us to keep in touch with each other.

The solution was a quarterly luncheon get-together at different restaurants. The luncheon draws anywhere from 20 to 30 graduates.

This past Wednesday, we met at Middendorf’s Restaurant in Manchac.

That’s one of my favorite places. Established in 1934 and still going strong, it must have the secret to success.

It’s been said that location is most important to having a successful business.

Believe me; the location has nothing to do with Middendorf’s success. People drive miles with one destination in mind — Middendorf’s.

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service is always with a smile and professional.

Horst and Karen Pfeifer are the present owners and have made a few changes.

The restaurant was a success and evidence of its continued success is the recent addition of the Sunset Room and waterfront dining on the deck.  

With the changes, the quality of the recipes from the original owners remains the same. The menu is attractive, and the dessert options really got my attention, especially the different flavors of homemade ice cream.

Middendorf’s — truly a treasure that sits between Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas.

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