HiHo Cheeseburger, a restaurant in L.A., and Willie Mae's Scotch House, a restaurant
in New Orleans, are collaborating to create a new and exciting dish for both
restaurants: a fried chicken sandwich called "The Willie Mae." This sandwich is
meant to honor Willie Mae Seaton, the proprietor of the Willie Mae's Scotch
House who died in 2015. This fried chicken sandwich consists of HiHo's homemade
pickles, "slaw sauce," honey, and purple cabbage, all served on a brioche bun.
"We are Willie Mae's biggest fans, so bringing a small part of that legacy to Los Angeles is really special for us," said two members from HiHo's founding team: Jerry A. Greenberg and Lowell Sharron.
The Willie Mae to be delicious, as both of these restaurants are highly
esteemed. HiHo Cheeseburger serves 100 percent grass-fed Wagyu beef and is the
only burger restaurant to do so. Since their opening, this restaurant has been
the recipient of numerous accolades, including Eater L.A.'s "18 Essential Los Angeles Burgers," the People's
Choice Award at the Los Angeles Times 2019 L.A. Food Bowl, and Best of L.A.
in Los Angeles Magazine's Burger Bracket in 2020 (twice!).
New Orleans restaurant, Willie Mae's Scotch House, was originally created in
New Orleans's Historic Treme neighborhood as a bar in 1957. In 1958, Willie
Mae's moved to its current location on St. Ann Street and opened with a bar, a
barbershop, and a beauty salon. After the beauty salon closed in the early
1970s, customers, who craved the Mississippi- and Louisiana-inspired cuisine,
waited for a restaurant. Once the restaurant opened, it received a plethora of
praise and rewards, such as the James Beard Award for "America's Classic
Restaurant for the Southern Region" and "America's Best Fried Chicken," as
claimed by the Food Network and the Travel Channel.
this collaboration, Willie Mae's legacy is now able to extend past New Orleans.
"I am so excited to finally have our fried chicken make its debut in Los
Angeles," said Kerry Seaton-Stewart, Willie Mae's great-granddaughter.
Willie Mae sandwich will be released in New Orleans on September 28 and in Los
Angeles on September 26. In New Orleans, this sandwich will be offered at
Willie Mae's Scotch House and Willie's Mae's at the Market, as well as on
Postmates, exclusively for delivery.
Mae's Scotch House: 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503,williemaesnola.com
Willie Mae's at the Market: 234 Loyola Ave. (Inside Pythian Market),(504) 459-2640, williemaesnola.com/pages/willie-maes-at-the-market