SoFAB PRESENTS TUJAGUE'S: 160 YEARS OF TRADITIONA Retrospective Exhibit Featuring Photos, Awards & Memorabilia
from the Second Oldest Restaurant in New Orleans
WHAT: Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will unveil Tujague's: 160 Years of Tradition. The exhibit commemorates the 160th anniversary of the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans and the third oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States.
The retrospective exhibit takes visitors on a journey through Tujague's history via photos, awards and memorabilia. Guests can take a look at the restaurant's origins and family tree; learn about the importance of the Tujague's bar (the oldest stand-up bar in America and home of the Grasshopper cocktail); uncover the ghosts of Tujague's (some who are said to still be present in the restaurant today); and get an appreciation of the patrons' significance on the restaurant's longevity.
In honor of the restaurant's incredible milestone, Tujague's will be added to the National Culinary Heritage Register, an expansive list of culinary products, processes, inventions, traditions, and establishments that are at least fifty years old and have contributed significantly to the development of American foodways.
The exhibit is also accompanied by Tujague's Cookbook: Creole Recipes and Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition, written by Poppy Tooker (Pelican Publishing Company, 2015), which can be purchased in the museum gift shop.
WHEN/WHERE: The exhibit will run from Saturday, May 21, 2016 through October 2016. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans and is part of the umbrella organization, the National Food and Beverage Foundation (NatFAB). Museum hours are Wednesday - Monday, 11AM - 5:30PM (closed Tuesdays). For further information visit http://natfab.org/exhibits/tujagues-160-years-of-tradition or call 504-267-7490.
Brustman Carrino Public Relations