Update 12/10/2015 Ian McNulty is reporting that Tina Dunbar will be reopening Dunbar’s Creole Cooking on Earhardt Expressway in 2016.
Back when Freret Street was a great place to score drugs or have sex with a hooker, Dunbar’s Creole Cooking (est.1985) provided New Orleans working men with big hot plates filled with all you can eat fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans with pickled pork, fried okra and a murderer’s row of outre Louisiana blue plate specialties.
I loved their shrimp and rice and Tina Dunbar’s cornbread was one for the ages.
Hurricane Katrina, that scheming bitch, shut Dunbar’s down when a tidal wave of water filled the old cafe making it unfit for business.
The restaurant had a brief resurgence on Pine Street but has since disappeared. A rumored opening in Gentilly appears to be just that, a rumor.
The death of Creole Soul in New Orleans.