Restaurant goers from Birmingham to New York City know the influence of Chef Frank Stitt. The James Beard award winning chef operates Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, which just marked its thirtieth anniversary. Former workers who studied under Stitt have moved on to run other restaurants like Gramercy Tavern in New York. APR’s Pat Duggins reports on Stitt’s influence in a story which goes from Highlands Bar & Grill, to Gramercy in New York, which is recovering from Hurricane Sandy, to the halls of the hospital of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Patients recovering there can order menu items created by Stitt as a community outreach project.