GW Fins owner gets ‘Distinguished Restaurants’ recognition

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GW Fins owner Gary Wollerman was recognized with an induction into the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Hall of Fame, the dining establishment announced last week.

Wollerman is the seventh New Orleans restaurateur to receive such recognition in the 30 years of Distinguished Restaurants of North America (abbreviated DiRoNA) existence.

Other local restaurateurs on the list include Leah Chase of Dooky Chase restaurant fame and Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Candidates for DiRoNA Hall of Fame qualify by having at least 25 years of dedicated service and “making significant contributions to the dining industry and their local community,” according to GW Fins.

Founded in 1993, DiRoNA states on its website that its primary focus is “to elevate the dining experience for restaurant-goers across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean”

Additionally, DiRoNA states that its main objective “is to identify and honor exceptional fine dining establishments that provide an unforgettable culinary journey for their patrons,” according to its website.

GW Fins is located at 808 Bienville St.