Menu from Dooky Chase's Restaurant

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Created by
Chase, Leah, American, 1923 - 2019
Used by
Dooky Chase's Restaurant, founded 1941
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product) , plastic , leather , metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12 1/8 × 9 3/8 × 1/8 in. (30.8 × 23.8 × 0.3 cm)
Type
menus
Place used
Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
2007-2014
Description
Paper menu for Dooky Chase's Restaurant, housed in a plastic and leather menu holder. Menu consists of a single sided piece of paper with black type. In large type at TC of paper is, [DOOKY CHASE'S]. Menu is split into six sections: "APPETIZERS", "SEAFOOD", "POULTRY & MEATS", "SIDES", "DESSERTS", and "CHILDREN'S MENU". The dishes listed include Dooky Chase signatures such as Fried Chicken, Shrimp Clemenceau, Chicken Creole, and Stuffed Shrimp. Menu holder has clear plastic front and back, with a maroon leather border and decorated metal corners.
Topic
African American
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase
Object number
2015.128.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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