Dwight Henry has been cooking soul-food lunches and handcrafted sweet treats for years. Mister Henry, as customers fondly call him, grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward. In eleventh grade, he got a job working at the neighborhood bakery, Rising Sunrise. He has been baking ever since.
Today, people are still lined up, eager to taste a unique mix of innovation, tradition and Mister Henry’s love — king cakes for Carnival Season, raisin squares and, perhaps most beloved of all, buttermilk drops.