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Roast Beef poboys

JazzyB Feb 24, 2012 05:19 AM


  1. Bill Hunt Feb 26, 2012 06:37 PM


    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.


    1. Bill Hunt Feb 24, 2012 07:58 PM

      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
        expatorleanian Feb 25, 2012 06:25 AM

        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
          nomadchowwoman Feb 25, 2012 10:33 AM

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

          1. re: expatorleanian
            Bill Hunt Feb 26, 2012 06:35 PM

            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
              expatorleanian Feb 26, 2012 09:24 PM

              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
                Bill Hunt Feb 27, 2012 05:04 PM

                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
              State St. Feb 27, 2012 04:08 PM

              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.
                expatorleanian Feb 27, 2012 06:12 PM

                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.
                  nomadchowwoman Feb 27, 2012 07:30 PM

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

              2. re: Bill Hunt
                hazelhurst Feb 25, 2012 08:15 AM

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

              3. FoodChic Feb 24, 2012 08:36 AM

                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
                  hazelhurst Feb 24, 2012 01:57 PM

                  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
                    kukubura Feb 25, 2012 07:54 AM

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

                    1. re: kukubura
                      hazelhurst Feb 25, 2012 08:14 AM

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

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