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Community,  Food,  Non-fiction,  Uncategorized,  Urban Neighborhood

Nola F.A.M.E Food Mart Good Eats

I feel really bad bcuz I wld pass up this cornerstore and would patronize the competition, because there was way to much traffic in such a small place with no option to move around in the store, plus I’m clostraphopic.

Im a shopper and I like to look at what I buy, touch it even candy. Everything is encased behind a bullet proof store window, protecting them from both bullets and the very hurgry..

It’s the type of corner store you see in the movies, where you point and scream thru the glass for what you want only to have the cashier send your items thru a crack like at those check cashing places.

Well, today I decided to ask one of the young men standing outside the store if they sold hotplates and the answer is, Yes. I told the him that I planned to go to this other place a block away and he gave me a choice, #1 if I wanted to spend my money and have good food, to go on ahead to the place I was heading to or #2 get my food from Fame Food Mart and save some money and get some good food… I choose #2 and I’m happy I did.

I also found out that Fame Food Mart owned by a young black man and people aren’t hanging out, they are waiting on their food 🤦🏾
#catfish & #shrimp #platter $11.99

The food was very good, staff was nice and helpful and prices are very affordable… No wonder why it’s always busy.
#blackowned #blackownedrestaurant #shopblack #soulfood #Neworleans #nolaeats #greatfood #afforableprices

Fried chicken wings & Fries
catfish & shrimp platter
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Native of New Orleans, who endured 20yrs cruel Minnesota Cold, I decided at 42yrs old it was time to pack up my then 6yr old and come back to my roots. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a preterm 2lb baby girl born with a disability. With the help of my mother who had her own struggles. We survived the obstacles laid before us. I'm the proud mother of three children with two failed adoptions, as well as a grandmother of three, two grandsons and a granddaughter. I survived two abusive marriages. I successfully ran a soulfood restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I started creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul.  He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute.  I put my all into my cake business over the years as House of Cakes was started right out of my house in honor of him. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, foster/adoptive mother at that, being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me in a sense; but most of it poisoned my heart and soul. I had a broken heart and I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home,  myself, my New Orleans. I'm here and I'm loving it. Even being in the so called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up! I'm down in the boot, but I know I have a nice floppy hat awaiting my destiny...

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