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7/19/2012: Donna & Charlie are currently involved with events such as the following.:

Funky Pirate Bourbon, 727 Bourbon Street
"Jazz Night at the Funky Pirate" featuring the Leroy Jones Quintet
No cover ~ complimentary BBQ Chicken and Red Beans and Rice at 10 pm
Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Meghan Swartz, Mitchell Player, Jerry Anderson

"I know many, if not all of you remember Donna's Bar & Grill. What better joint to enjoy authentic New Orleans Jazz and some of Chef Charlie's cooking (and stories!)? Well, now's your chance to experience the next best thing. The Leroy Jones Quintet will be playing at the Funky Pirate EVERY Monday night in July and the 10 pm BBQ Chicken & Red Beans will be provided by Chef Charlie! A.k.a. resurrection of Monday Night Jazz, Donna's style. Stop on by, the joint will be jumping."


August 21, 2010
Hi everyone,
Just a note to let you know that Charlie and I have decided to close Donna's permanently. We have had a good run on Rampart St but it is time to move on. We will never forget all the good times and the people who passed through our doors to listen to the best musicians in New Orleans and to eat Charlie's good food.

Charlie is doing great. He is busy writing a cook book and re-inventing himself as an author! :) I, of course, am still "Miss Dr. P" to my science students and I enjoy every minute of it.

Please feel free to contact us via this email address. I will most certainly keep the website active for a while until we know that our customers "across the pond" and elsewhere in the world know that Charlie will not be "holding court" any longer in Donna's kitchen! :)

Donna and Charlie

"Do what you wanna, but don't miss Donna's!"
Presenting the very best
Jazz, Brass & Home Style Cooking available in New Orleans.
800 N. Rampart, NOLA
corner St. Ann

National Public Radio Toast of the Nation
December 31, 2008

From Donna's Bar & Grill on Rampart Street, clarinetist Evan Christopher played New Orleans jazz and beyond, with Tom McDermott on piano, Matt Perrine on bass and sousaphone, and Shannon Powell on drums. WBGO's Josh Jackson hosts the countdown to 2009, central time (with help from WWNO). Hear the concert.

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Charlie Sims - Mistah BBQ!

Donna's has been nominated for BEST LIVE MUSIC in AOL's City's Best 2008 program in New Orleans. Show your support and Vote Here

Check out this article in the 01/14/01
travel section of the New York Times

Donna's was voted "Best Club to Hear Live Music in New Orleans" by Rolling Stone Magazine - July '99 Issue.

Donna's was voted "Best Club to Hear Brass Bands" by offBEAT Magazine's "Best of the Beat" awards for 1999

Rampart Records

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Charlie & Donna on Charlie's 68th birthday, 4/12/03

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Donnas Bar & Grill
Corner St. Ann, across from Armstrong Arch
800 N. Rampart St NOLA
(504) 596-6914

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