A Salute to the Leidenheimer French Bread
Words can not describe how fantastic Leidenheimers fantastic french bread is. I have had PoBoys other places but they are never as good as the new orleans variety because no one else can duplicate the heavenly taste of Leidenheimers heavenly french. May they stay strong and prosper and never need a bailout. SALUTE!!!
The only reason I can think of as to why Leidenhiemer bread isn't more widely distributed is because New Orleans French bread goes stale fairly quickly. I think Virginia is Leideheimer's northernmost beachhead.
Once or twice a year, I check Leidenheimer's website, hoping against hope that they've started shipping to NYC. http://www.leidenheimer.com/
It's not just the best bread for po-boys, either. The thin-crusted, airy loaves make the lightest bread puddings.