As birthdays go, this is a very, very sweet 16th. In March, the Palace Café on New Orleans’ Canal Street turned 16 and threw a weeklong celebration. Sixteen years is a lifetime and then some in the restaurant business, but the anniversary is especially notable after the harrowing experiences restaurateurs here endured after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Crescent City in 2005. Palace Café owner Dickie Brennan says: In most cities, any restaurant that survives 16 years is ...

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