Dooky Chase still located in heart of New Orleans 80 years later. Home is where the dinner table is — and for almost 80 years, people from all over the world have found themselves home at Dooky Chase. Built-in the heart of New Orleans, Dooky Chase survived through countless challenges, representing the durable spirit of the restaurant’s founders, Edgar and Emily Chase. Dooky Chase has served as a testament to the restaurant’s principal idea… that no matter how tough things get, everything can be resolved over a good bowl of gumbo.
51 years later, Harold and belle’s still has expansion on its mind during a pandemic. More than five decades after they began importing Creole recipes to Los Angeles, Harold & Belle’s is still advancing their narrative.
This is It serves as soul food haven in Houston Since 1959, This Is It has been one of Houston’s premiere soul food restaurants.
By serving up southern comfort food in Houston’s historically Black neighborhoods, This Is It has become a cultural hub where politicians, entertainers, tourists and working-class customers can all get together over a delicious meal.
Some say it’s the chicken, or the biscuits, or the red beans and rice, that has kept Frenchy’s on top of Houston’s fried chicken game for so long. While that certainly helps, a major part of Frenchy’s survival over the years has been its ability to gracefully and authentically adapt to change — a lesson that has been passed down from one Creuzot to another. Their mission to continue working within the community has become an integral part of the success of their business.
Paschal’s continues to evolve 70 years later. A lot of what made Paschal’s an Atlanta staple since Robert and James Paschal opened it more than 70 years ago is still the same. However, the business has evolved several times since its humble beginnings as a 28-seat diner that sold chicken sandwiches for 52 cents in 1947. Although the eatery is now about 1 mile from the original location near Atlanta’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, they have a similar focus on good southern comfort food and a welcoming atmosphere, said Paschal’s Director of Operations Zane Major.
Crispy golden skin. Insanely juicy meat. Fresh off the fryer. Seasoned to perfection. This is the famous chicken that cemented The Chicken Hut’s place in Durham, N.C.’s soul food scene and continues to draw new and loyal customers 65 years later. Established in 1957 by Peggy and Claiborne Tapp Jr., The Chicken Hut is the longest continuously operating Black-owned restaurant in the city and the second longest in all of Durham. Now managed by their son and daughter-in-law, Tre and Khya Tapp, the beloved eatery managed to stay open and fully staffed throughout the pandemic, with not even a single day of closure.