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Exhibit Opening and Book Launch of "The People's Place"

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join SoFAB on October 3 for a special launch and book signing of a new book by Dave Hoekstra, The People's Place Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences from the Civil Rights Era to Today with photographs by Paul Natkin. Selected photographs from the book, taken by noted photographer Paul Natkin, will be on exhibit at the museum until mid-November, when they will travel for exhibition to other museums and public spaces.

New Orleans was central in the 1950s and 1960s American Civil Rights movement. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is honored to host the national publication kick-off of the new book as well as the exhibit of Natkin's powerful photographs. For New Orleans locals, you'll appreciate the visit with our own Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant. The exhibit will be shown in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air. Admission will be free during the opening, and Chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo will serve appetizers from recipes shared in the book.

Learn more about The People's Place and the exhibit here.

Earlier Event: September 29
Agave 101
Later Event: October 15
A Cocktail Tour of New Orleans