Roosevelt’s Black Pearl
1001 N. Claiborne Ave.
Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
How long have you been coming here?
I’ve been coming here my entire life, and my grandma had a restaurant across the street. The first time I can remember coming was ‘84 or ‘85. I was five years old. My grandmother held my hand and she’d walk from her restaurant to over here because she always liked the way he made his mustard greens. That always impressed me, like how could someone come out their own restaurant and come eat at this one? I could put this dude’s food up against any soul food restaurant in New Orleans.
What’s your favorite thing to get?
Honestly I like everything here, but this week it was the black eyed peas. I ate like a dog. You swallow a scoop of this food and you don’t want to go take a walk or nothing. You want to go to bed and die happy.