New Orleanians love their Sunday brunch, especially if the dining out excursion is for a good cause. Having a famous footballer wait on you couldn’t hurt, either. So early on Sunday, May 31 about 150 people gathered at famed Andrea’s Restaurant for grillades and grits in honor of nonprofit organization Bridge House to raise money at the third annual NFL Celebrity Waiters Brunch. Sponsored by The New Orleans Saints and the NFL Retired Players Association, stars donning waiter aprons included Warren Bankston, Brad Edelman, Norm Hodgins, Nate Singleton, Derland Moore and Bernard Robertson. Saints players serving happy customers were Marques Colston, Skyler Green, Zack Strief, Robert Meachem and Michael Lewis. Doug Mouton of WWL-TV and Rene Nadeau of ESPN 2 were emcees for the day, and Mike Morris provided entertainment. Both live and silent auctions had a myriad of goodies, such as gift certificates to W. Hotel, Chad’s Bistro, Brennan’s, Mr. B’s Bistro and the Sheraton Hotel, as well as coveted signed jerseys from Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and Scott Fujita. Also in attendance were Barbara Gaiennie, Sharonda Williams, Sher Garner, Else and Tom Wasson and Jay Romig. The Sunday brunch raised $18,000 for Bridge House, while the annual event itself has raised almost $50,000 for the nonprofit dedicated to providing substance abuse treatment to members of our community.