Evelyn’s Place was a well-kept secret. Few tourists, and only a handful of locals ventured into the dark old smokey bar where Frank Louis Cimini held court for over a half century.
Frank had previously owned the Vieux Carre, a fine dining restaurant on Bourbon Street back when the strip was “classy”
Then Evelyn Redman, a cocktail girl at TV Lounge on Bourbon entered his life and everything changed for the former US Navy radioman.
Frank was the son of the late Benedetto Cimini and Pellegrina Caropreso Cimini. It doesn’t get any more Italian than that.
Evelyn’s Place operated in the former Stonehenge Bar (est.1915) on Chartres Street in the French Quarter.
Frank referred to Evelyn’s Place as the home of the old bitch and the old bastard
Frank Louis Cimini passed away three and a half years ago and New Orleans has never been the same for me.
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