This has to be one of the saddest and most inexplicable local stories of recent memory: Yoli and Michael Amr, founders of Gumbo’s, Yoli’s Jambalaya and Mama Roux, are now dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
This is a profound shame, as in each of their incarnations, they had the best Cajun food I ever tasted (and this is from someone who’s eaten at K-Paul’s in New Orleans).
I have trouble believing it was money troubles, since Mama Roux was always packed when we went there. Maybe there were health issues.
I’m at a loss. Sometimes people, even successful and apparently happy people, do inexplicable things.