A lot has changed in the six years since I took this picture. Chart Room owner Ray Newman passed away and his wife took over the bar; diagonally across the street sat Evelyn’s Place, the redoubt of Frank Cimini who has also passed. Life just plowed ahead. How many thousands of bars in New Orleans have opened and closed since Newman took over the Chart Room in ’74 or Evelyn’s Place flung it’s doors open as Stonehenge in 1915?
Here’s our piece on Chart Room
and we also wrote about Evelyn’s Place too.