Cameron Mitchell: The sweet smile of success
The Alive wrote The sweet smile of success
Thursday, October 16, 2008
By G.A. Benton
Cameron Mitchell never seems to stop smiling. I noticed this one night while polishing off a spicy, rich and deeply flavored bowl of gumbo in the room where it all began.
You see, 15 years ago to that day (Oct. 6), Mitchell opened his first and namesake restaurant out in Linworth, and the man was celebrating his anniversary by mingling with fans and regulars and (throughout the month) offering part of his original menu at original prices.
Moving through the crowd and working the room like a pope, Mitchell was laughing and shaking hands – and heck, wouldn’t you be, too? Last year, in a still-pre-economy-meltdown climate, he presciently sold off his Fish Markets and Steakhouses for a very cool $92 million.