Dorothy Domilise, the proprietor of the beloved, iconic po' boy shop Domilise's in Uptown, passed away on Friday at the age of 90. As John Pope reports, Miss Dot made thousands of po' boys for the likes of "priests, politicians and neighborhood regulars" at her family's restaurant for more than 70 years. Per Pope:
A native of Franklin who moved to New Orleans shortly before World War II, she married Sam Domilise and started working in the family business in the yellow frame building with the hand-lettered sign at Annunciation and Bellecastle streets in Uptown New Orleans.
Miss Dot has run the business on her own since her husband's passing in 1981, keeping her special sauce recipe a secret, and living in a small apartment attached to the restaurant. She is survived by a son, four sisters, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
· 'Miss Dot' Domilise, Po-Boy Queen of Uptown New Orleans, Dies at 90 [NOLA.com]
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