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Cameron Mitchell: The sweet smile of success

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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.

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