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 The mighty nine. Plus a little Uncle Lionel love
The mighty nine. Plus a little Uncle Lionel love

Nine Places To Hit Up For the Trem&eacute Bicentennial

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The mighty nine. Plus a little Uncle Lionel love


This week marks the 200th anniversary of the city's incorportation of Tremé, and to mark the bicentennial, the six-day event Tremé 200 is happening all week long with events like tonights Club Crawl/Bar Hop starting at Lil Dizzy's and heading to Kermit's Speak Easy, Candelight Lounge, and more. Tomorrow's Brass Under the Bridge at Lemann Park, and Saturday's "Rejoicin' in the Park" Gospel Fest at Armstrong Park will both be epic.

If you're heading to the celebration, and need a breakfast, lunch, or dinner suggestion, look no further. From Canal to St. Bernard and Rampart to Broad, here are nine places you must try in the Greater Tremé area. They're not all restaurants? some are food stores, one actually doubles as an art gallery? but they're all totally affordable and worth the visit to this amazing, historical neighborhood.

· Down in the Treme [AfterHours]
· Tremé 200 [Official Site]
· All Eater Maps [ENOLA]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dooky Chase Restaurant

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
(504) 821-0600
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A Faubourg Treme landmark famous for its soul food and its lunch buffet, Dooky Chase is now run by Paris-trained chef, Edgar Chase, grandson of founder Leah Chase. The fried chicken rivals that at nearby Willie Mae’s, and the fried catfish will be some of the best you’ve ever had.

2. Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 Saint Ann St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503
Amazing fried chicken, often called the best in town (or even the best in the country). Though it’s a little out of the way for many people, way on the edge of the Faubourg Treme, the food and atmosphere are quintessential New Orleans, among the best you’ll find in town.

3. The Buttermilk Drop

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1781 N. Dorgenois
New Orleans, LA
Before Mr. Henry became famous for his starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, he was known for his sweet buttermilk drop perfection. This is the place to get donuts in New Orleans.

4. Kermits Treme Speakeasy

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Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, Kermit Ruffin's Basin Street favorite serves up "fried rabbit, BBQ chicken and red beans and rice!!"

5. Lil Dizzy's Cafe

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1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 569-8997
Creole comfort food at its best, this cafe featured on HBO's Treme is on the border of Mid-City, and its Esplanade location is the starting point for the Treme 200 bar crawl.

6. Golden Feather

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704 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA
This African/American restaurant and gallery across the street from Congo Square is home to an array of awesome food on the cheap and must-see Mardi Indian memorabilia, as it's owned by Chief Shaka Zulu.

7. Rampart Food Store

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1700 n. Rampart
New Orleans, LA
This inconspicuous orange convenience store on Rampart and St. Bernard is home to what some claim is the best shrimp po' boy in New Orleans.

8. Manchu Food Store

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1413 N. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 947-5507
Known for their amazing chicken wings, the parking lot of this Claiborne store fills up and a line of cars block the street on an hourly basis.

9. Espe's Kitchen

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1743 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 945-1129
Esperanza Arriola serves hearty $1 breakfasts and $3/$5 lunches (anything from spaghetti to catfish) at this Broad Street restaurant on the border of Greater Treme, and they have a take-out window.

1. Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5025
A Faubourg Treme landmark famous for its soul food and its lunch buffet, Dooky Chase is now run by Paris-trained chef, Edgar Chase, grandson of founder Leah Chase. The fried chicken rivals that at nearby Willie Mae’s, and the fried catfish will be some of the best you’ve ever had.
2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119-5025

2. Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Amazing fried chicken, often called the best in town (or even the best in the country). Though it’s a little out of the way for many people, way on the edge of the Faubourg Treme, the food and atmosphere are quintessential New Orleans, among the best you’ll find in town.
2401 Saint Ann St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. The Buttermilk Drop

1781 N. Dorgenois, New Orleans, LA
Before Mr. Henry became famous for his starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, he was known for his sweet buttermilk drop perfection. This is the place to get donuts in New Orleans.
1781 N. Dorgenois
New Orleans, LA

4. Kermits Treme Speakeasy

New Orleans, LA 70116
Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, Kermit Ruffin's Basin Street favorite serves up "fried rabbit, BBQ chicken and red beans and rice!!"

5. Lil Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
Creole comfort food at its best, this cafe featured on HBO's Treme is on the border of Mid-City, and its Esplanade location is the starting point for the Treme 200 bar crawl.
1500 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Golden Feather

704 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA
This African/American restaurant and gallery across the street from Congo Square is home to an array of awesome food on the cheap and must-see Mardi Indian memorabilia, as it's owned by Chief Shaka Zulu.
704 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA

7. Rampart Food Store

1700 n. Rampart, New Orleans, LA
This inconspicuous orange convenience store on Rampart and St. Bernard is home to what some claim is the best shrimp po' boy in New Orleans.
1700 n. Rampart
New Orleans, LA

8. Manchu Food Store

1413 N. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Known for their amazing chicken wings, the parking lot of this Claiborne store fills up and a line of cars block the street on an hourly basis.
1413 N. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Espe's Kitchen

1743 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119, New Orleans, LA 70119
Esperanza Arriola serves hearty $1 breakfasts and $3/$5 lunches (anything from spaghetti to catfish) at this Broad Street restaurant on the border of Greater Treme, and they have a take-out window.
1743 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
New Orleans, LA 70119

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