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Dooky Chase

Legendary Creole chef Leah Chase – founder of Dooky Chase – hosted civil rights leaders in the 1960s, was celebrated in a song by Ray Charles, and after Katrina became the city’s most eloquent and plainspoken leader. The 84-year-old’s restaurant is a Mecca of African-American cuisine, with a menu of greens, gumbo, and fried chicken. After a long delay and help from many donors and volunteers, Dooky Chase looks better than ever. Thankfully, the large collection of African-American art survived the flood and again hangs on the walls. Note: the neighboruhood surrounding Dooky Chase has been slow to recover, so visitors should be cautious.

Address
2301 Orleans Ave. (N. Miro St.),
Bayou St. John
Telephone
+1 504 821 0600
Opening Times
Fri, 5pm-9pm
Price
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