428 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
I happened to be in the area at lunch time and decided to check out if this place was open. (I had heard through friends that this place keeps odd hours). I think the hours are like 10 AM to 4 PM or so. This place has the best shrimp po boy award in town and so I had to go and taste for myself. Walking in, I knew what I was going to order beforehand but I was surprised by how small the menu was.
I was impressed with just the sheer size of this half sandwich. There was plenty of shrimp for me to make a 2nd sandwich with this thing. The batter for the shrimp was delicious too. I had ordered my food to go because I was feeling a little self conscious about eating out alone and I didn’t bring a book and I had already read all the stories on people.com. The sandwich smelled so delicious on the drive home. A mix of seafood and salt scent filled my car (the new car smell had been long gone at this point). When I got home and unwrapped this baby, I knew this could easily make two meals. However, losing all sense of propriety and self control after my first bite, I inhaled the entire thing in one sitting as I watched the newest Modern Family episode.
I asked what was the best side order and the woman behind the counter told me to get the onion rings. these were super crunchy. Like gonna break your molar and need emergency oral surgery kind of crunchy.
the cochon de lait was highly recommended as the 2nd best sandwich at this restaurant. since this place is a favorite of locals, I knew I wanted to try this sandwich. Since I was knocked out from my shrimp po boy induced coma, I saved this sandwich for the next day and reheated it in the oven. It was still good. This meat was sooo tasty.