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Need update on Dooky Chase

bluesontap Aug 18, 2006 06:47 PM

My wife and I honeymooned in NOLA the fall before Katrina. The best meal we had was at Dooky Chase. The owner, Leah Chase, was so kind and thoughtful to us. She insisted on interrupting her own lunch to come meet my wife and talk to us. It left a lasting impression. I have read online that she plans to reopen. I just wonder if anyone knows how it is going.
Thanks from Kentucky.

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    Frolic RE: bluesontap Aug 18, 2006 09:10 PM

    Sadly, it's going very slowly.

    Leah has been teaching some classes at Savvy Gourmet. If you come into town, you might consider taking a class.

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      bodie RE: Frolic Aug 18, 2006 11:33 PM

      I attended a Savvy/Slow Food event at which Leah Chase was a featured speaker and she was an inspiration.

      I definitely recommend seeing if she is teaching a class at Savvy, if she is - you will not be disappointed!

    2. bodie RE: bluesontap Aug 24, 2006 05:19 PM

      Here is the NYT food section update on Leah Chase and Dooky Chase:


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        Frolic RE: bluesontap Aug 24, 2006 07:11 PM

        I've heard recent reports that it's going better. Hopefully it will open in the fall.

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