Seafood business took Allen to the White House

n After a lifetime in the business, restauranteer retired to Bella Vista.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Del Allen shows off a photograph of two of his former employees grilling fish on the White House lawn. He brought his charcoal grill from his seafood restaurant in California to feed President Ronald Reagan and all of congress at an annual cook out in Washington, D.C.
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Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista Del Allen shows off a photograph of two of his former employees grilling fish on the White House lawn. He brought his charcoal grill from his seafood restaurant in California to feed President Ronald Reagan and all of congress at an annual cook out in Washington, D.C.

Two stories stand out from Del Allen's long career in restaurants: the time he served a president and the time he refused.


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