Advocate staff photo by CARRIE KINSELLA -- Jeffery Vannor, alumni coordinator, works at Café Reconcile in Central City. He and others from the nonprofit cafe and training center will take part in the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's high-profile culinary events this weekend.

What better way to honor a legendary local restaurateur and a TV star and New Orleans food enthusiast than with a po-boy named in their honor?

Cafe Reconcile has decided to christen their newest po boy the "Bourdain and Brennan," or the B&B, in honor of Anthony Bourdain and Ella Brennan, Cafe Reconcile announced, who both died in recent weeks. 

Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room Friday morning. Fellow chefs and food lovers have been mourning his death since. Cafe Reconcile is no exception to the worldwide effort to celebrate Bourdain's life. 

Brennan, the matriarch of one of New Orleans' premier restaurant families, died last week at 92. Though she retired years ago, Ella Brennan was never far from her famed eatery Commander's Palace, living in a home next door.

Cafe Reconcile and Bourdain had a special relationship. The restaurant was featured on one of Bourdain's many New Orleans episodes of his travel show "No Reservations." Aside from the cuisine served up by Reconcile, Bourdain remarked on the cafe's unique mission. 

"Café Reconcile is a second chance, a place where … anyone can remake themselves," Bourdain said in the 2008 episode. 

Cafe Reconcile employs young adults who are unemployed or don't have access to education. Its Workforce Development Program works with young adults ages 16-24 to teach them life, work, and interpersonal skills. Upon graduation from the 12-week program, they should be equipped with the skills and training they need to enter the workforce. 

And many of the program's 1,700 graduates succeeded in doing so. Ella Brennan hired dozens of Cafe Reconcile's graduates at her restaurant Commander's Palace. Both Brennan and Bourdain supported the restaurant financially.

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"We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the legacy of two culinary giants," Cafe Reconcile executive director Gerald Duhon said.

The namesake may also be related to the po boy itself; the other B&B is bacon and blue cheese, two of the main ingredients in the po boy alongside buffalo shrimp, tomato and Leidenheimer bread. 

The B&B po boy will be available through the month of June. 

Café Reconcile is open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.