In New Orleans the classic sandwich is the Po-Boy. Made with crisp, fresh French Bread and anything you want in the middle. The favorites are fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, roast beef with lots of gravy, and ham and cheese. Of course there are others, like a mearball or sausage po-boy, and the more exotic, like the fried green tomatoes and shimp remolaude po-boy. There's a selection for everyone.
Learn the lingo:
If you want lettuce and tomatoes on your po-boy, asked for it "dressed." If you want extra gravy on your roast beef, ask for a "sloppy." In many parts of New Orleans Mayo is "myneze." Learn more of New Orleans Speak before you go.
Celebrate the Po-Boy at a Unique Festival:
The festival of the humble food had humble beginnings. It started several years ago as the Preservation of the Po-Boy Festival during the November Freret Street monthly market. Now it has become the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival and has relocated and grown into one of New Orleans favorite food festival. There are now over 40 food vendors, three stages of live music, arts and crafts and an entire children's section. It's still held in mid to late Novemember.
More Than Food:
Besides Po-Boys from restaurants all over New Orleans, the festival will feature 3 stages with live music, arts & crafts, a silent auction, a children's section with games & prizes. There is also an artists’ village where you can do all of your holiday shopping, and a history center where you can learn more about New Orleans' most famous sandwich. Each block will have a dessert vendor and a beverage station (both alcohol and soft drinks). Bring the kiddies to play at Kid's World between Leonidas and Monroe.
All the Details:
For all the details, the exact date this year, and how to get a poster, go to the festival's website.