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Dot & Patti Domilise
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 ninety years old.