Harold & Belles Restaurant
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In 1969, newly arrived in LA from New Orleans, Harold Legaux Sr. and his wife Mary Belle opened Harold & Belle’s with the intention of creating a place where family and friends could gather and enjoy the food that reminded them of home. Since opening as a small kitchen, their menu has expanded to encompass all of your Southern favorites like filé gumbo (and a vegetarian version with sauteed okra), Louisiana-style catfish dinners, jambalaya, and even a country cajun meatloaf, in addition to the po’boys that put them on the map. After Harold Legaux Sr. passed away in 2011, third-generation husband and wife team Ryan and Jessica LeGaux took the baton, growing the brand to include a Harold & Belle’s To Geaux food trailer and packaging the restaurant’s famous Creole seasoning. After a year of filling to-go orders, Harold & Belle’s reopened for indoor dining on the weekends this June.