Just got an email from a friend passing along a link with photos from a beloved landmark restaurant in New Orleans, a little piece of fried chicken heaven.
Willie Mae's Scotch House was ruined when the levees broke, but through the efforts of volunteers organized through the Southern Foodways Alliance, the place is finally back open. Miss Willie Mae's great-granddaughter has taken over cooking duties, and the food looks mighty fine.
I spent a couple of weekends working on the project, meeting people from across the country who were moved to do something concrete to help get this great city back on track. It was one of the most powerful experiences of my life to witness these efforts.
Here's a link to that delicious report on the ressurected restaurant.
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