summer blues 2

FYI: seats are very limited, so if you plan to take a seat at the table, we suggest you click here to purchase your all-inclusive, $35 ticket, today. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door on Saturday June 22!

It’s June, the weather is getting harder to bear and all you can think about is breaking your day-to-day routine to enjoy summa’ time. Unfortunately, work is still calling and the carefree days of summer are probably long gone. Sounds like you may have a case of the Summer Blues. But no worries, we’ve got just the remedy for your troubles.

In NOLA, there are a few things we always do right: Eat good, drink good and make good friends. We at NOBP like to go a step further and do it all with a purpose, making not just good friends but good, long-lasting contacts, as well. This summer our concoction will include brunch at the world re-known Dooky Chase restaurant, endless mimosas and you, the savvy, progressive professional. We advise you to take full advantage of this networking opportunity, whether you’re new in town, looking for a new job or maybe just looking for some advice from someone in your field.

Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 11am-2pm for the Big Hats & Bow Ties Brunch at Dooky Chase. What’s on the menu you ask?  To get the juices flowing we’ll be greeting you with a Mimosa, but from there we’ll leave it to your professional opinion to decide when we should stop pouring. Next we’ll sit down for a family meal and if you’re parents were a little like ours, there’s a nice salad awaiting you. From there we’re going with some Southern-Creole classics including: Shrimp n’ Grits, Quiche Lorraine, Fried Chicken,Baked Macaroni & Greens or Grilled Fish & Veggies which we’ll wash down with some delicious Bread Pudding. Taste-buds in a frenzy yet?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know exactly how special this restaurant is to Nola.  But just in case, here’s a fraction of the greatness behind Dooky Chase’s four walls: Dooky Chase was opened in 1941 by the parents of Edgar “Dooky” Chase II, whose wife, Leah, took over the kitchen in 1946. Mrs. Leah Chase began working at the restaurant during the 1950s and, over time, she eventually converted the menu to reflect her own family’s Creole recipes. Dooky Chase, was known as a gathering place during the 1960s among many who participated in the Civil Rights movement. Known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Chase promoted Creole cooking and African-American art, the restaurant is also known as a gallery due to its extensive art collection.

Like our fall edition, Power Brunch, we will be honoring a dedicated and motivated member of the New Orleans black community. Special guest, Dr.Silas H. Lee III, educator, pollster and research strategists will join us to speak with our guests about his journey and offer a bit of advice to our professionals.

P.S. Yes, ladies a big hat is a must and gentlemen have your best bow tie in tow and as always, don’t forget your business cards!