Special to the Informant

Larry White, Jr., founder of the Phoenix based restaurant fran- chise, “Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles,” recently celebrated his 50th birthday in a style only he could do at his Valley home on the Camelback corridor.

The private event hosted nearly 100 guests throughout the evening.

Beginning with a sit down dinner prepared by celebrity chef, Erica Barrett and featured honey glazed salmon, spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken breast, Cajun spiced lamb lollipops and butter poached lobster entrees along with mac and cheese, garlic green beans, and dirty rice and for dessert bourbon praline cheesecake and Hennessy infused cupcakes. That portion of the evening also

included the live smooth sounds of hip hop violinist Garrett Johnson.

The evening continued as comedian Hope Flood provided laughs and giggles with her unique brand of comedy. Ms. Flood was followed by tributes to Brother White by his family and friends that included: Michael Martin; Thomas Forese; and Greg Tremble. After the friends shared their personal anecdotes about Larry, Jr., Rasheeda White his better half shared some funny stories about her husband.

However, the night really jumped off when Larry White, Sr., grabbed the mic. White Sr. proceeded to tell a few jokes and then led the party in a sing-a-long of three oldie but goodie songs. The two Larrys then joined together in a couple of dance moves. By then, the scene was set for Musiq Soulchild backed up by Phoenix’s own Franchise Band to entertain the guest with a medley of his hits.

Larry White, Jr. invites the community to visit his restaurants that are located throughout the Valley. In addition to Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles, Larry also owns Brunch & Sip and Monroe’s Hot Chicken, which is located in Phoenix and Tempe.

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