Sunday, February 10, 2013

Johnny's Po-Boys (New Orleans - French Quarter)

New Orleans is one of my absolute favorite cities in the United States, and I knew January was going to be my favorite month of 2013 because R. and I were going to be in New Orleans for a conference! And of course, I made damned sure that we would eat well in one of the best foodie towns in the country!

We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, and after checking into our hotel in the Central Business District, we were hungry for a late lunch. We took a short walk to the French Quarter (where we hung out mostly the entire weekend) to grab a sandwich at the casual joint, Johnny's Po-Boys.

At Johnny's Po-Boys, it is of course imperative that you get a po-boy, a casual New Orleans sandwich with meat stuffed inside French bread. The only question is what kind? With several dozen varieties to choose from, it is not an easy decision to make. I was intrigued by the Alligator Sausage Po-Boy special, with half of an Alligator Sausage Po-Boy, seafood gumbo, and a drink. The gumbo was a bit too salty for my taste, but the po-boy was excellent, the meat nicely flavored and juicy and the bread perfectly crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.

Half Alligator Sausage Po-Boy with Seafood Gumbo at Johnny's Po-Boys (New Orleans)
1/2 Alligator Sausage Po-Boy with Seafood Gumbo

R. got a Muffaletta, another traditional New Orleans sandwich that's a must-try. Johnny's Po-Boy's version is absolutely incredible. Every bit is full of flavorful meats and olive salad. Even the colleague we went with was extremely impressed.

Muffaletta at Johnny's Po-Boys (New Orleans)

Thanks to Johnny's Po-Boys, our trip to the foodtastic New Orleans was off to a delicious start!

Restaurant info:
Johnny's Po-Boys
511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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