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Gee's Bend Quilters Dinner At Dooky Chase Restaurant

Uptown Needle & CraftWorks

Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)

Gee's Bend Quilters Dinner At Dooky Chase Restaurant

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Dooky Chase Dinner Ended $50.00 $3.08

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A dinner to remember at the renowned historic Dooky Chase Restaurant with the ladies of Gee's Bend! (Click HERE to explore their website.) 

Open to anyone:

Our 3-course dinner will be in a private dining room. Cost is $50 per person all inclusive.

Dooky Chase’s Restaurant opened its doors for business in 1941. What was initially a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet in 1939 blossomed into a thriving bar and later a respected family restaurant in Treme. Founded by Emily and Dooky Chase, Sr., Dooky Chase’s Restaurant soon became the meeting place for music and entertainment, civil rights, and culture in New Orleans.

Today Dooky Chase’s remains family owned and operated. After Hurricane Katrina Dooky’s did close for two years to rebuild, but with assistance of many, Dooky Chase’s remains the premier restaurant for authentic Creole Cuisine

The Chase Family enjoys serving its regular customers, tourists, and locals. They also remain a stopping place for politicians, musicians, visual artists, and literary giants. Dooky Chase’s has had the pleasure of serving both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, Hank Aaron, Ernest Gaines, Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones and a list of others.

Before the United States Supreme Court reversed its 1896 decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant had become the hot spot for discussing issues of civil and economic rights in the African-American community in New Orleans and throughout the country. Thurgood Marshall along with local attorneys such as A.P. Tureaud, Lionel Collins, Ernest “Dutch” Morial, and Revius O. Ortique, Jr. and later freedom fighters such as Reverend A.L. Davis, Reverend Avery Alexander, Oretha Castle Haley, Rudy Lombard, Virginia Durr, and Jerome Smith propelled civil rights and protests in the courts and on the streets of New Orleans. In the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others would join these local leaders for strategy sessions and dialogue over meals in the upstairs meeting room at Dooky’s. Read more history HERE.

Mrs. Chase requests that all diners adhere to a dress code that promotes a family and professional atmosphere.

You may register here through EventBrite, or via phone at 504-430-1803, or mail your check before Dec. 1 to Uptown Needle & CraftWorks, 4121 Laurel St, New Orleans, 70115




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Dooky Chase Restaurant
2301 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)


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Uptown Needle & CraftWorks

New Orleans LA 70115   *   504-430-1803
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