5240 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, LA
The modern story of Domilise’s Po-Boys rests on two women who married into the business, Dot Domilise and her daughter-in-law Patti Domilise. Both women began working at the corner shop after having children, almost by accident; neither of them registered at the time what exactly they were getting into: long, hard days with French bread and frying seafood, but also the sustenance of a New Orleans institution without which the city wouldn’t be quite the same.
Dot Domilise passed away on June 14, 2013. She was 90 years old.
Date of interview:
July 28, 2006