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Jackpot Jun 16, 2007 04:04 PM

Hi there.

I'm a vegetarian (no fish) and would like to try a po-boy when I'm in town next week. I understand that many places serve french fry po-boys. What are the best places for french fry po-boys? Keep in mind that I'll be ordering my sandwich without the gravy.

Are there any other types of vegetarian po-boys?

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    Hungry Celeste Jun 17, 2007 06:31 AM

    Frankly, I don't see much appeal in the FF PB without the gravy. But it is on the menu at Liuzza's on Bienville and Parkway Bakery.

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      Jackpot Jun 17, 2007 06:59 AM

      Thanks, Celeste.

      Do others agree that there's little point in eating it without the gravy? If so, I'll get my sandwich fix on with a veggie muff at Central Grocery.

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        Frolic Jun 17, 2007 07:22 AM

        Honestly, I'm not a big fan of it even with the gravy. Without gravy there is no point.

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          Clarkafella Jun 17, 2007 09:49 AM

          I'm kind of thinking that when compared to a meatless muffuletta, a gravy-less french fry po-boy might not be so bad after all! 8-)

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            Jackpot Jun 17, 2007 10:04 AM

            Never having had the real thing, it's great. Without meat, the Central Grocery muffuletta is still one of the world's best sandwiches.

            A vegetarian friend of mine just gives in and eats meat when he's in New Orleans. He's declared the city a morality-free zone.

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              Clarkafella Jun 17, 2007 10:30 AM

              I was just kidding- actually, I could live on the bread alone!

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            Shiloh Jun 18, 2007 07:15 AM

            Do you eat cheese? I think it could be good with cheese instead of the gravy. Probably American would be the only option at most poboy places. Cheese, lettuce, mayo, extra tomato, a little hot sauce. The heat from the fries melting the cheese. Sounds good to me!

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              Jackpot Jun 18, 2007 07:59 AM

              I do eat cheese, Shiloh. Thanks for the recommendation.

              I'm thinking about going to Parasol's.

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          JerseyNOLA Jun 17, 2007 09:30 AM

          though it is not "New Orleans" style, maybe you can take a hint from that Dutch and tray it with Mayo ????

          1. Bill Hunt Jun 18, 2007 09:00 PM

            There used to be a little restaurant, not far from Nick's, and Hotel Dieu, off of Tulane, that did a good job. My wife went through nursing school there, and did theirs without any gravey - "dressed," though. Unfortuanely, neither of us can recall the name, and it might well be long gone.

            Hunt

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              kevin Jun 19, 2007 04:47 PM

              saw it at crabby jack's might be a nice little option.

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