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Feb 24, 2012 05:19 AM

Roast Beef poboys

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  1. I've been following this, and I'm so disappointed we can't go to Rocky & Carlos this week. Brett Anderson's enjoyment of their roast beef poboy and gravy has been in my mind since I read it.

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    1. re: FoodChic

      I suppose, for benefit of non-locals, we should point out that ROcky's had a fire last week and is out-of-commision until around April

      1. re: hazelhurst

        Man, poboys shops catch on fire like crazy! What is going on?

        1. re: kukubura

          "spontaneous combustion" from cleaning rags. They'll be back soon, though.

    2. Interesting list of "must dos," and "don't dos."

      Having grown up with Frank's Deli (Decateur St), when Frank's M-I-L was still dong the RB, I have my ideas of what a RB po-boy should be. Same for Acy's Pool Hall, which was a very, very close second. Now, I have to say, that of my experiences, Parkway Bakery & Tavern comes as close, as I have experienced.


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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Bill, next time you come to town, try the roast beef poboy at Tracey's. Acy's was my favorite, and I think Tracey's is as close to that as exists. Close second: Kid Creole.

        1. re: expatorleanian

          We were pleasantly surprised by the po-boys in general at Kid Creole.

          1. re: expatorleanian

            WOW! Anyone, who remembers Acy's, and makes a RB rec., it tops in my book.

            You have provided me with a new restaurant, but, as we are heading over for a brief trip, I will try to nail down Tracy's.

            Thank you,


            1. re: Bill Hunt

              I always thought Acy's was the best, but they've been closed so long I wonder whether it was as good as I remember. I think you'll enjoy Tracey's.

              1. re: expatorleanian

                I have had some of the same concerns - then, on nights when the phase of the Moon is just right, I decide that they were! However, they are gone, but having a "backup" is something wonderful, at least for me.



            2. re: expatorleanian

              I also remember Acy's. Is Tracey's a reincarnation of Parasol's? Also, where is Kid Creole and is it a sit-down restaurant?

              1. re: State St.

                Tracey's is where the Parasol's people went when the owner's of the building took over the operation. It's just about a block away. Kid Creole is in a gas station (free air) on Airline Hwy (or I think it's been renamed Airline Drive), a bit on the New Orleans side of the intersection with Causeway, across from the toy store Le Jouet. There are a couple of tables inside. They also have opened an outpost in Metry Cafe, a bar on Metairie Rd, just across the train tracks if you are heading west from New Orleans, around the corner from Nor Joe's. the same food, but my problem with the location is the chance of smokers being in the bar. You really need your own transportation to go to either.

                1. re: State St.

                  The Kid Creole I alluded to is on Metairie Road, just over the tracks in a little strip mall.

              2. re: Bill Hunt

                Try the St. Rose Tavern by the spillway...old style stuff, not infected by Modern Improvement.

              3. JazzyB,

                I started a RB Po-boy thread, some years back. Might still be around. Unfortunately, my paradigms are mostly gone, but many contributed on what makes a RB Po-boy great.