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Billy Jack's Po'Boys - new Cajun restaurant

foodlandian Aug 29, 2012 07:20 PM

I noticed a new cajun place on Bloor West recently. Has anyone been?

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    air621 Oct 15, 2012 07:49 AM

    I ate here a few weeks ago. I was a bit suspect of the place when I saw it, but after the first few dishes came out, I felt better. There was two families eating and we ordered lots of food. We had the fried pickles and tomatoes, pretty good. A pulled pork po boy and dinner, tasty, but I didn't like the roll the po boy was on. That definitely needs work. The oyster po boy I tried was sorta gross. The oyster (I'm a big fan of oysters) had an off taste to it. The fried chicken was tasty on the outside but the meat was bland and I'm sure it was marinated or perhaps even seasoned before the coating went on it. Hush puppies and the sauces that came with the sides were pretty good. By the end of the meal, all the adults agreed that it was too much deep fried stuff. We all had a good time, but it was a very expensive dinner for what we had and I don't think we'll return.

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      5andman Oct 7, 2012 09:29 AM

      Plan to check it out

      New article by The Grid:


      1. Davwud Aug 31, 2012 12:04 PM

        Okay, been there done that.

        Firs off, if you're going for a Po Boy you need to keep one thing in mind. The bread is wrong. Bill (owner) couldn't source a correct bread so he uses chiabata. It's from ACE so it's terrific bread but I don't think it's a good match. That said, the Oyster Po Boy I had was a damn fine sandwich. Very good oyster flavour with a good compliment of dressing, lettuce, tomato and pickle.

        The side I chose were Hushpuppies and they weren't very good. They tasted nice. Had bits of onion in them but they were waaaaay too dense. I pointed it out to Bill and he agreed. He's tinkering with it and can't quite get it exactly as he wants.
        I offered up a couple suggestions.

        All in all, given the limitations of the bread he has at his disposal I'd have to say, "So far so good." Certainly has potential.


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          magic Aug 31, 2012 12:11 PM

          Thanks for the report Davwud :)

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            kwass Aug 31, 2012 12:57 PM

            Sounds like we should wait a few weeks until he has things ironed out before we check this place out.

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              justsayn Aug 31, 2012 01:36 PM

              I thought I saw elsewhere that he has been open for a few months already?

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              justsayn Aug 31, 2012 01:36 PM

              So many different breads to choose from and many that would be a better match than chiabta for a Po Boy. I wonder where he actually looked.

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                crawfish Aug 31, 2012 01:45 PM

                Is the correct bread a Wonder-style hot dog bun?

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                  petek Aug 31, 2012 02:10 PM

                  Baguette,but not to crusty...

              2. Davwud Aug 30, 2012 04:18 AM

                Looks interesting. I may have to give this a whirl tomorrow for lunch.


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                  kwass Aug 30, 2012 04:41 AM

                  Awesome! Can't wait to hear about your experience!

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                    julesrules Aug 30, 2012 12:56 PM

                    We can always count on you :)

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                      Davwud Aug 30, 2012 01:46 PM

                      "Always"?? Really??
                      Aw shucks.


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                        julesrules Aug 30, 2012 02:53 PM

                        Hey, you braved Taco Time! Remember that place?

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                          Davwud Aug 30, 2012 03:01 PM

                          I did my best to forget.


                  2. kwass Aug 29, 2012 08:35 PM

                    Wow! Looks really good! Can't wait to hear from someone who's been! Another place with fried chicken on the menu...that always excites me!

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                      crawfish Aug 29, 2012 08:30 PM

                      Just noticed this place today! Looking at the menu on their web site, seems strange that the po boys are all the same price whether it's oyster, hamburger or fried green tomatoes.

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                        magic Aug 29, 2012 08:21 PM

                        Looks good! Wondering how it is.....

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                          magic Aug 30, 2012 06:22 AM

                          Come to think of it I passed by this place a couple of months ago and was curious about it. Thanks for jogging my memory!

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