Restaurateur Tim Hood dies Monday
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson announced Monday that Baton Rouge restaurateur Tim Hood, owner of The Chimes and Parrain's, passed away after a battle with cancer.
The announcement was posted to the The Chimes' Facebook page, saying he would be missed terribly.
"His refusal to be overwhelmed by adversity, his unparalleled grace, courage, and good humor were examples to us all," it said.
Hood co-owned The Chimes, the cornerstone of the LSU North Gates district along with its live music venue The Varsity, since 1986. In 2001 he opened Parrain's near the Perkins Road overpass with his brother-in-law, Michael Ryan, and partner John D'Antoni.
Two more Chimes locations would join the original bar and grill in 2005 in Baton Rouge and Covington.