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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Dot & Patti Domilise


Domilise's Po-Boys

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:
2006-07-28 00:00

Interviewer:
Sara Roahen

Photographer:
Sara Roahen

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