Short Stop Po Boys
119 Transcontinenal Dr.
I heard that most of the po boys shops in New Orleans started off as grocery stores that served po boys. When you walk into this place, you can tell from the lay out that this could’ve been a grocery store before because the kitchen and cash register are off to one side and the present seating area could have been aisles of grocery.
Word on the street was that the Roast Beef Po Boy is the best in New Orleans. Thanks to a Groupon coupon, for $5 I got to eat half of a 13 inch Roast Beef Po Boy and half of a 13 inch Shrimp po boy. Slick!
If you’re going to attempt the roast beef po boy, prepare to have a ton of napkins ready and hand sanitizer cuz you’re gonna need it. The roast beef itself is very tender and drowning in a delicious beef based gravy. The bread however became super soggy and difficult to eat. The swiss cheese I selected complimented the somewhat salty gravy and roast beef very well.
the second sandwich was shrimp po boy which we ordered with creole mustard and lettuce. Unfortunately, they forgot the creole mustard which I didn’t think was that of a big deal. Until I started eating this sandwich and realized how extremely dry it was without any sauce. It was very difficult to swallow the stale bread without any sort of gravy or sauce. The shrimp itself wasn’t bad but the dry bread made it almost unbearable.