Interview with Jane Wolfe (The Truth In This Art Beyond: New Orleans)

Interview with Jane Wolfe (The Truth In This Art Beyond: New Orleans)

In this episode of The Truth In This Art Beyond: New Orleans, host Rob Lee interviews Jane Wolfe, a graduate of Tulane and Harvard Divinity School and an accomplished veteran entrepreneur. Jane is the co-founder of Melba's Famous Po'Boys, a unique gem in New Orleans and one of the Fastest Growing Businesses in Louisiana.

Join Rob and Jane as they discuss Jane's journey as an entrepreneur and how she turned a blighted corner in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina into a New Orleans landmark. They will delve into the unique atmosphere and authentic Creole flavor of Melba's, and how it has become a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Learn about Jane's focus on responsible social entrepreneurship and how she balances her passion for business with her commitment to social responsibility. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the world of entrepreneurship and the role that businesses can play in promoting and preserving cultural heritage.

Don't miss out on this conversation about the intersection of business, culture, and community - come discover the authentic experience that is Melba's Famous Po'Boys.

About Melba's Famous Po'Boys

Melba’s was born from the rubble of Hurricane Katrina, turning a blighted corner into a New Orleans landmark. Located at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue, this PoBoy Shoppe has become the cornerstone of the neighborhood and well-known as a favorite among the locals.New Orleans tourists crave Melba’s Creole flavor and urban atmosphere. Located just blocks away from the French Quarter and en route to the Lower 9th Ward Katrina tours, Melba’s is the perfect place to stop and experience authentic New Orleans cuisine. Come discover our authentic PoBoys, where what you see is absolutely what you get.

Off-street parking is provided for tour buses and large groups. Enjoy Melba’s casual atmosphere, listen to the jazz music and let our delicious sandwiches make your taste buds dance. The only thing more flavorful than our PoBoys is the Melba’s experience itself. Don’t miss out!

About Jane's Book

From GED to Harvard to Inc. 500 offers the dual perspectives of New Orleans restaurateurs, Scott and Jane Wolfe, each telling the story of the long-odds they faced building one of the most beloved restaurants in New Orleans. In 1982, as teenagers, the Wolfe’s bought a rundown market in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Setting out to build a business that their community could take pride in, the young couple revived the old Wagner’s Meats shaped it once again into a neighborhood fixture, eventually growing the business to ten locations over the next 25 years. Then, Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything they had built. Always resilient, not even a force majeure like Katrina could keep the Wolfes down for long.

Learn more about Eat and Read at Melba’s

Welcome to the Truth In This Art Beyond: New Orleans!

Having a diverse arts scene, New Orleans is one of the most interesting, culturally vibrant and unique cities in the world. 

Join Rob Lee, host of The Truth in This Art podcast, on his journey from Baltimore to New Orleans. As a lover of art and culture, Rob's favorite city to visit is the vibrant and dynamic city of New Orleans. In January of 2023, Rob visited the city to conduct a series of interviews as a love letter to the city and its rich culture. This episode is a part of the Baltimore to New Orleans series. 

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This interview was recorded in New Orleans during Mardi Gras season in January 2023. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Jane Wolfe
Jane Wolfe
Jane Wolfe is an author, literacy advocate and co-owner of Melba’s Old School Po Boys serves the best po’ boys in New Orleans. See what all the hype is about and enjoy one of our Po Boys today!

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