Friday, April 11, 2008

Dooky Chase's: Food with Uplifting Love

Gilgamesh didn't have school today. Early this morning we went to see the high water level of the Mississippi River. Then Gilgamesh and I went to Xavier for my two classes, and for lunch we went to the New Orleans culinary institution Dooky Chase's, which recently reopened.
The food was fantastic. Gilgamesh had red beans and rice, I had the fried chicken.
Yesterday one of the founders of Dooky Chase's, Leah Chase, spoke at Xavier. She was amazing. Her best advice was to surround yourself with uplifting people. As she spoke it was clear that she loved people, and I think that is what makes her such a great chef. We ate there in honor of Ashley Morris, and after lunch we got on the purple scooter and drove to Ashley's funeral. It was an incredible day, and it would only have been possible in the great city of New Orleans.

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