Who's Ouisie and What's Ouisie's?First off let's pronounce it correctly. Wee' - zee. Oui (as in yes) - sie (zee as in ZZ top). Ouisie's. Not "Oozy's" or "owlsy's" or "queezy's" but Ouisie's, a nickname derived from Elouise, after my aunt who insisted I have her name.
In 1973, I opened Ouisie's Table & The Traveling Brown Bag Lunch Co. on Sunset Boulevard. Customers described it as their charming, eclectic and eccentric club where they were served their favorites like the pimento cheese sandwiches, the rough country plate, chicken fried steak with peppered gravy, black bean soup, the Ouisie's Spud and the roasted Cornish hen stuffed with tamales. The menu, was and always will be, hand made without shortcuts.With the Warmest of Regards,