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Libations from “Treme,” an evening with Lolis Eric Elie – Eatonville Restaurant “Food & Folklore”

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Libations from “Treme,” an evening with Lolis Eric Elie  – Eatonville Restaurant “Food & Folklore”

Libations from “Treme,” an evening with Lolis Eric Elie – Eatonville Restaurant “Food & Folklore”

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Time: 6:30 pm

Treme_COV_copyEatonville Restaurant Food & Folklore series presents Libations from “Treme”, an evening with Lolis Eric Elie, writer for the HBO drama series and author of the cookbook Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans Monday, March 24 from 6:30 – 9 PM.

Reservations requested – call 202-332-ZORA (9762) — mention Food & Folklore.

The event kicks off with a reception featuring drink specials taken from Aunt Mimi’s libation section in the “Treme” cookbook followed by a presentation by the author in the Zora Room. Guests are invited to order from the Eatonville Restaurant menu before the author talk. Copies of the “Treme” cookbook will be available for purchase and signing.

100512_Lolis_0148Lolis Eric Elie is a New Orleans native and was a writer and story editor for the HBO series “Treme.” He is also co-producer of the PBS documentary “Fauberg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans” with filmmaker Dawn Logsdon. Elie was a columnist for the New Orleans Times Picayunne. He is author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country and co-producer and writer of “Smokestack Lightning: A Day in the Life of Barbecue,” the documentary based on that book, and is editor of Cornbread Nation 2: The Best of Southern Food Writing. Elie is a contributing writer to The Oxford American, his work has appeared in Gourmet, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Downbeat and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Food & Folklore at Eatonville Restaurant combines storytelling around fabulous food in the spirit of gifted storyteller and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s generous brand of hospitality.