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Top 5 PoBoys

We played this game last night (while sitting at Liuzza's by the track). Pick your top 5 poboys in the city; must name both the location and the sandwich.

Here were mine:

5- Debris PoBoys at Mother's
4- BBQ Shrimp PoBoy at Liuzza's BTT
3- Softshell Crab PoBoy at JazzFest
2- Peacemaker at Mahoney's
1- Thanksgiving PoBoy at Parkway Bakery

Runners up:
-Fried Green Tomato/Remoulade @ Crabby Jack's-
-All That Jazz @ Verti Marte
-Shrimp @ Mabile's (LaPlace)

Have Fun!

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  1. 5. Caprese PoBoy at Parkway
    4. Grilled shrimp PoBoy at some place on Magazine -- name is escaping me. Also at Mandina's.
    3. Calamari PoBoy at Crabby Jack's
    2. BBQ shrimp at Liuzza's BTT
    1. Thanksgiving PoBoy at Parkway

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    1. re: dookie_doo

      1) Oyster PoBoy at Parkway
      2)grilled shrimp poboy at Guys
      3) Da Bomb poboy at Guys
      4)duck poboy at Crabby Jacks
      5) Hot sausage poboy at Domilises

      1. re: dookie_doo

        Holy cow! How could I have forgotten...

        the cochon de lait PoBoy at Walker's? It's doubly delicious because it's elusive -- served at Jazz Fest or when Walker's happens to be open.

        Banh Mi - known as the "Vietnamese PoBoy" served at Hong Kong Market on the West Bank. Also available at Pho Tau Bay and most likely other various Vietnamese locales.

      2. What is the Thanksgiving Poboy? Is it a combination of Turkey and ham?

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        1. re: Brfoodie

          I was also intrigued by the Thanksgiving Po-Boy, so I did a search online to find out what I could . See the link below that had me in tears!


          1. re: FoodChic

            Thanks foodchic
            that explained everything

          2. re: Brfoodie

            nope its turkey debris in gravy covered with dressing and cranberry sauce. damn fine. we would make the trek to Parkway just for this bird poboy, but sadly its only seasonal.

          3. #1 best po boy, Bozo's oyster w/butter pickles, crystal.

            1. 5) French Fry poboy Crabby Jack's
              4) Surf and turf poboy at Parkway, shrimp and roast beef
              3) Couchon de Lait poboy Jazz fest
              2) R&O Special R&O's
              1) Roast Beef poboy from R&O's

              Almost made the list:
              Pork chop poboy at Guys

              1. Oh, I can't believe no one's mentioned the oyster poboy at Domilice's, yummy!

                1. I've got to send one up for the Dog River Po Boy at Wintzell's Oyster House - fried chicken tenders dipped in Buffalo sauce smothered with cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onions and topped with bleu cheese dressing.

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                    1. re: roro1831

                      Wintzell's is in Mobile.....two states over. Not exactly the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

                      1. re: BayouTeche

                        A Metairie shout-out for Gio's on West Napoleon! Their meatball, roast beef and Italian sausage po-boys are first-rate and worthy of your patronage. And they warm the sandwich in the oven after it's assembled, a lost touch around town.

                        1. re: sanglier

                          sounds a bit like an R&O Italian combo.

                  1. OK, I'll play along.

                    #1 Shrimp po-boy Marquez Brother at the Chef Pass
                    #2 RB po-boy w/ swiss and my hidden stash of hot mustard and gravy w/ debris at Frank's Deli, when Frank's M-I-L was still alive.
                    #3 RB po-boy at Acy's Poolhall
                    #4 Shrimp po-boy at the old Charlie's Seafood, Jefferson Hwy, pre Brigtsen's days (have not been to the new version)
                    #5 RB po-boy at Parkway Bakery w/ swiss and gravy (no hidden stash of hot mustard)*

                    * Unfortunately, all but the last are no longer available, though Chef Brigtsen might have a good version at the new Charlie's?


                    Brigtsen's Restaurant
                    723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

                    1. Is Charlie's a new poboy place we should try this weekend instead of Parkway?

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                      1. re: gumbeauxlaya

                        Charlie's is an old Harahan/River Ridge restaurant/bar. It was recently acquired by Chef Frank Brigtsen, of Brigtsen's fame. Have not been yet, but family says that it's great, and they dine often at Brigtsen's, plus knew the old Charlie's.

                        Hope that helps,


                        Brigtsen's Restaurant
                        723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

                      2. Fried shrimp philly at Verti Marte - this is by far the pick of the litter
                        Shrimp and fried green tomatoes at Mahoney's - awesome sando
                        King-sized oyster at Crabby Jack's - wins on quantity - batter could be better, but size wins
                        Straight-up shrimp at Sammy's on vets - best overall shrimp poboy around
                        Roast beef @ Tracey's - this one to me is a nod to the classics, is the definitive RB

                        P.S. - Domilise's is overrated due to the 'been there forever' logic of our city - for whatever reason, the more brokedown and junked out a place looks the more people love it.

                        Diamond in the rough mentality to the extreme...

                        1. 5 - All That Jazz PoBoy @ VertiMarte
                          4 - Garlic Oyster PoBoy @ Liuzza's BTT
                          3 - Meatball PoBoy @ Mahoney's
                          2 - Thanksgiving PoBoy @ Parkway
                          1 - Cochon de Lait PoBoy @ Walkers/JazzFest

                          1. I like the Galley a lot for anything fried.