Thursday, July 31, 2008

NPR discovers Willie Mae's Scotch House

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 1:43 AM

National Public Radio can't get enough of New Orleans these days. Today it was a five-minute report on Willie Mae's Scotch House, the Tremé lunchtime institution run by Willie Mae Seaton and her great-granddaughter Kerry Seaton.

The online article even comes with photos by Gambit contributor Cheryl Gerber (aka The Hardest Working Girl in the Camera Business) and the Southern Foodways Alliance's Pableaux Johnson. (The SFA has been a relentless champion of the restaurant, spearheading rebuilding and fundraising efforts for two years now.)

Interesting quote about Kerry Seaton:

Kerry Seaton now acts as cook, business manager and spokesperson for Willie Mae.

The younger Seaton has been mentored by renowned New Orleans chefs such as John Besh. She'd like to open another restaurant, perhaps in the French Quarter — and maybe, someday, make Willie Mae's Scotch House a national franchise.

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