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Horsedoc

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Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 10:34 AM (permalink)
Will be entertaining business associates in NO next month. I was wondering if Dookey Chase would be a good place for a not so touristy creole meal. I met Leah Chase a few years ago and just loved her. Would like to patronize her establishment if it is still good. I don't see many comments about it in the forums.
 
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    lleechef

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    RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 12:10 PM (permalink)
    I last ate at Dookey Chase a year ago and it was still superb creole cuisine. I had rabbit jambalaya that was out of this world. We were seated next to a private dining room and when the doors opened.......Paul Prudhomme came out. Hmmmmmm. If it's good enough for him.....well heck!
     
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      flowercat

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      RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 1:32 PM (permalink)
      I would also give you a heads up on Dookey Chase. Our free local weekly, Gambit, http://www.bestofneworleans.com/ can also provide some interesting and helpful information.

      Have a wonderful trip!
       
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        scbuzz

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        RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 1:42 PM (permalink)
        Leah Chase used to have a show on our local Educational TV channel. She made some great looking down home dishes !!!


        I would love to go back to NO and eat there too !


        And as lleechef said .... If brother Paul eats there ... then it can't be all that bad !!
         
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          sauceman

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          RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 4:03 PM (permalink)
          Dooky Chase is indeed a marvelous place for Creole meal. Last time we went, we just asked Leah to bring us what she thought we ought to have. The table was so full of Creole delights that people were staring and asking, "What did you order?"

          Fred Sauceman
          Johnson City, Tennessee
           
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            EliseT

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            RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 4:50 PM (permalink)
            It is also an elegant dining room, appropriate for clients. The fried chicken shouldn't be missed. It's not far from the Quarter, but feels far off the beaten track. I would recommend a taxi...it can be difficult to find, and I would have felt nervous parking and walking on such a dark street.
             
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              Mayhaw Man

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              RE: Dookey Chase? Wed, 10/22/03 6:38 PM (permalink)
              Dooky Chase is a fine choice and I second Elise T's reccomendation for a cab,if you don't know where you are going, but locals usually drive.

              You also might want to consider the Praline Connection. Pretty much the same bill of fare. It is located on Frenchman St in the Fabourg Marigny and is an easy, interesting and safe walk from anywhere in the Quarter. They also have a great bakery attached to the restaurant and it is in the middle of a happening scene of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants.
               
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                lleechef

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                RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 3:39 AM (permalink)
                Mayhaw and Elise, since you have both been there you will find this story a little amusing: My then-husband and I found Dooky Chase underlined in our yellow pages in the hotel where we were staying in New Orleans. We called and got a reservation. We drove over past Louis Armstrong Park and found the place. Ah hem, this is where it gets delicate.....well my VERY White and Wasp Husband and his VERY White and Wasp Wife pull up in front of Dooky Chase only to find several n'eer do well and very elegantly dressed black couples strolling into the restaurant. There was a black door attendant. So Mrs. Wasp says to Mr. Wasp "let's get the hell outta here" but fortunately Mr. Wasp had more guts than his wife......so he went into the restaurant to check out the situation (I slumped down in my seat and pretended to be dead before they shot me alive). My husband returns and says, "Hey, there are other white people in there, let's go". Well, in we did go and I had one of the best meals of my life. We will be in NOLA in a couple of weeks and have two meal periods that are as yet unscheduled. I'm thinking Dooky Chase might be one of them. I won't be scared this time around.
                 
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                  i95

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                  RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 7:23 AM (permalink)
                  Alright...I'll be the first to admit that I have NEVER heard of this interestingly named restaurant. Label me a neophyte but I thought Dookey Chase referred to some U.S. Presidential historian's nomenclature for the Clinton Presidency (i.e. the Kennedy's "Camelot").
                   
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                    Rick F.

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                    RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 9:26 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by i95 Label me a neophyte but I thought Dookey Chase referred to some U.S. Presidential historian's nomenclature for the Clinton Presidency.
                    I think you got the initial consonant wrong. . . .
                     
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                      M&M

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                      RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 10:00 AM (permalink)
                      And, if I'm remembering correctly, DC has a take out window. I'll third the motion that to take a cab. Not a place to walk to or leave your car.
                       
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                        Oneiron339

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                        RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 10:34 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Rick F.

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by i95 Label me a neophyte but I thought Dookey Chase referred to some U.S. Presidential historian's nomenclature for the Clinton Presidency.
                        I think you got the initial consonant wrong. . . .

                        Watch out Rick, the liberals will come out of the woodwork on you and accuse you of being "hateful".
                         
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                          EliseT

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                          RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 1:26 PM (permalink)
                          Liberals don't mind a little nookey themselves...

                          Llechef: I have been all over the place, from Compton to Jamaica, and the only place I ever got a bit of attitude for being an "outsider" was at Stone's...a Jamaican take-out shack behind a battery shop in South Central. But they still served me some of the best food around, and my friend says they just don't like anybody at all there. The first time I went to New Orleans I was just tripping all over the place on the bus and no one was ever hostile...but alot of little old ladies with worried looks asked me if I was sure I was on the right bus.
                           
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                            i95

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                            RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 2:55 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Rick F.

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by i95 Label me a neophyte but I thought Dookey Chase referred to some U.S. Presidential historian's nomenclature for the Clinton Presidency.
                            I think you got the initial consonant wrong. . . .


                            Oh, no I didn't.
                             
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                              lleechef

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                              RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 4:35 PM (permalink)
                              Elise, you crack me up and by the way, ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT BUS?????
                               
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                                Mayhaw Man

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                                RE: Dookey Chase? Thu, 10/23/03 10:09 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by lleechef

                                Elise, you crack me up and by the way, ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT BUS?????


                                You're either on the bus....or you're off the bus
                                 
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                                  EliseT

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                                  RE: Dookey Chase? Fri, 10/24/03 3:57 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Mayhaw Man

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by lleechef

                                  Elise, you crack me up and by the way, ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT BUS?????


                                  You're either on the bus....or you're off the bus


                                  I should have known you have the soul of a merry prankster! Sometimes I think I'm way out where the buses don't run...
                                   
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