Owner Stephen Perry began his career in the restaurant business in 1986. He turned his love of cooking, good food, entertainment, and people into a business that combines his passion and experience.
Perry began his professional working career as a child actor at the age of
10. This gave him firsthand knowledge of the importance of timeliness, focus, and having a friendly nature. Some of his films are “The Learning Tree,” “Raisin in the Sun,” and “The Sound and the Fury.” He appeared in many long-running popular television series, including “The Twilight Zone,” “Dr. Kildare,” “The Mod Squad,” “Nanny and the Professor,” and “The F.B.I.”
When he opened the doors to his first restaurant, Stevie’s, on the Strip in 1986, people were standing in line. Perry marketed the opening with radio advertising, invited his celebrity and lifetime friends, and the community at large, to taste Stevie’s Smokey Fried Chicken. Word of mouth, as well as paid advertising, ensured lines and repeat visits. People drove from all over the greater Los Angeles County just to get a taste of his signature fried chicken.
In Stevie’s second venture, he wanted to provide entertainment with good food, thus opening Stevie’s Creole Café & Bar in 1999. Serving a culturally diverse clientele, some of the distinguished guests that dine at Stevie’s include Stevie Wonder, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Eddie Murphy, Jessica Simpson, Shaquille O’Neal, Cybill Shepherd, Britney Spears, Prince Charles of England’s younger brother, Andrew, Duke of York, and many others.
Stephen Perry’s will continue his legacy of good food and people in the Los Angeles area with Stevie’s Creole Café!