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K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge information
Ernie K-Doe was famous for writing the song ‘Mother-in-Law’ and frequently proclaiming his ‘Emperorship of the Universe.’ His bar, the Mother-in-Law Lounge, was filled with crazy art and homages to the emperor and his empress (dearly departed wife, Antoinette). Now owned by trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, this remains one of the oddest bars in the city.