Linda Green (www.neworleanssoulfood.com), aka the Yakamein Lady, became a fixture along second-line parade routes, selling versions of her family's spicy Asian-Creole noodle soup. As Gambit went to press she was scheduled to begin weekly Sunday pop-up dinner service at Fatoush (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-371-5074; www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com), the Middle Eastern restaurant in the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-324-0044; www.neworleanshealingcenter.org). The menu features smothered duck ($16), a smothered pork chop ($16) and shrimp Creole ($18) and the entrees include cornbread, salad, greens and a side such as macaroni and cheese. She also offers several versions of yakamein ($8-$10), such as beef, duck and a beef and shrimp combination.
Green created an alligator yakamein for a private event and may offer it at the popup in the future, she says. For dessert, she typically serves bread pudding with rum sauce. Service begins at 5 p.m. and goes until roughly 8 p.m. or whenever she sells out of food. Green usually previews her menu on her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cheflindagreen).
Green serves food at two other weekly events. She sells yakamein at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's (925 Camp St., 504-539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org) Ogden After Hours Thursday concert series (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.), and she has a booth at the Wednesday Harvest the Music (www.harvestthemusic.org) concert series in Lafayette Square. — WILL COVIELLO