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zetcat Jun 29, 2007 08:45 AM

Sitting here in our room on Bourbon Street and trying to plan our day.
Went to Felix's for lunch yesterday..wish we had made another choice. We were served 2 bowls of Gumbo with nothing but broth and rice. Come on...had to send that back and it was returned with a few oysters. Dinner at the new Drago's location was enjoyable with the oysters being the favorite. Still looking for good ole gumbo. Thinking about Coops for today but wondering where to find Dookey Chase.
Can't find any info on menu or location of Dookey Chase. Will anyone offer help please...and advice.

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    JGrey Jun 29, 2007 09:50 AM

    No 'e' in Dooky. :)


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    1. re: JGrey
      speyerer Jan 16, 2008 01:07 PM

      No '$" in Dooky either. Leaah took the $$$ and ran.


      1. re: speyerer
        Hungry Celeste Jan 16, 2008 02:49 PM

        I feel compelled to defend the honor of an 81-year-old local institution (I mean Ms. Chase, not the restaurant). That thread only shows that no one on it knows the whole story. Stick to the facts, please.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste
          speyerer Jan 17, 2008 07:02 AM

          I have personally spoken with Leah Chase over the last few months and every time I ask her when the restaurant will open I get the same answer "Next month." She and her family need to make a decision.

          1. re: speyerer
            Hungry Celeste Jan 17, 2008 07:13 AM

            "Next month" (even repeatedly) is quite different from "took the money and ran". Thanks for the clarification.

          2. re: Hungry Celeste
            bnemes3343 Jan 17, 2008 07:13 AM

            Thanks for this. Leah (one 'a') actually turned 85 on Jan 6. How anybody could trash her for what happened to her place after Katrina is beyond me, but go figure. I never met the lady, but saw her on a 'cooking with Julia' doing her fried chicken and really wished/wish I could go to NOLA and get some...

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        Hungry Celeste Jun 29, 2007 10:44 AM

        If you don't make it to Dooky Chase, head over to Esplanade and have the gumbo at Lil' Dizzy's.

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        1. re: Hungry Celeste
          funkjester Sep 4, 2007 03:53 PM

          I certainly second that recommendation. One of the few restaurants to serve a "true" homestyle gumbo, and it's awesome!

        2. Big Cicada Jun 29, 2007 11:02 AM

          I would have to say Felix is a bit of a trap unless you're there for 1/2 shells and even then head across the street to Acme. Dooky Chase used to be on Poland Ave down in the 9th ward have no idea what the status is down there, but the food was ok at best pre K. Coops is a good place for lunch or maybe the praline connection down on Chartres and Frenchman??Good luck

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          1. re: Big Cicada
            speyerer Jan 17, 2008 07:10 AM

            Dooky Chase.is located at 2301 Orleans Ave.

            1. re: Big Cicada
              Shiloh Jan 17, 2008 12:17 PM

              pretty sure dooky chase has always been on orleans. maybe you're thinking of jack dempsey's? i would agree with your "ok at best" assessment of jack dempsey's but not dooky chase, which has always been outstanding at best.

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              bnemes3343 Sep 4, 2007 04:30 AM

              Dooky Chase was scheduled to open in April 2007. However, a phone call today got me a 'we are opening soon' message, so I think they are still closed. Too bad... We are heading to NO in October and would love to go there...

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                JazzyB Sep 9, 2007 06:11 PM

                Mr. B's has very good gumbo.

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                  Soulcat Sep 9, 2007 10:30 PM

                  I'll agree, Felix's has just about the worst gumbo I've ever had. Reminds me of opening a can of Campbell's.

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                    JazzyB Sep 19, 2007 09:05 AM

                    NoMenu.com (Fitzmorris) states Dooky Chase reopened this week for takeout only.

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                      JazzyB Jan 17, 2008 11:42 AM

                      Felix's is good for oysters at the bar. Try the Gumbo YaYa at Mr. B's. Better yet, Herbsaint. Commanders also makes a fine gumbo. Go for lunch.

                      1. ChefJune Jan 18, 2008 11:26 AM

                        Dooky Chase is open now, and tho I haven't been to NOLA lately, reports from foodie friends are that it's better than ever.

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                        1. re: ChefJune
                          speyerer Jan 19, 2008 12:01 PM

                          You may want to call before you go.
                          Dooky Chase. (504) 821-0600

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