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Po' Boys?

billyeats Nov 12, 2009 06:47 AM

Having read the article below, I'm inspired to find some great versions locally. The idea of Roast Beef or Fried Shrimp or Fried Oyster Po Boys motivates me to find them.

They must be out there! A search mentioned Rack n Soul and Clinton St Baking. Where else?


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    small h RE: billyeats Nov 12, 2009 07:08 AM



    I've had the shrimp po'boy at Acme (pretty good) & Shopsin's (eh).

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      roro1831 RE: small h Nov 12, 2009 08:13 AM

      Unless anyplace is getting the bread shipped up from New Orleans they will not be a true poboy. The bread is very different from anything up here.

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        NYJewboy RE: roro1831 Nov 12, 2009 08:24 AM

        True. Cannot reproduce it with local ingredients.

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          small h RE: roro1831 Nov 12, 2009 03:26 PM

          Agreed. I've probably had five or six po'boys in New York, and as many in New Orleans, and the New Orleans ones were definitely superior. But that doesn't mean one should never eat a po'boy in New York. Sometimes I simply must have fried catfish on a roll, and a mediocre rendition is better than nothing.

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            roro1831 RE: small h Nov 12, 2009 06:25 PM

            Well, a roast beef poboy is impossible to replicate in my opinion, and a roast beef with muzz and gravy doesn't even compare. Thank god I'm going home in three weeks and I will get to eat poboys each day I am there.

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