The ‘Po-Boy’ or the ‘Poor Boy’ sandwich originated in New Orleans during the 1929 streetcar strike at Martin Brother’s French Market Restaurant and Coffee stand. The Martin Brothers were Clovis and Benny, who invented the Po-Boy. The New Orleans Po-Boys is one of the traditional sandwiches from Louisiana. This sandwich consists of meat, which includes fried seafood or roasted beef. The seafood can be crawfish, oysters, shrimp, crab, or fish. The meat is served in the New Orleans French bread known for its fluffy center and crisp crust.
Martin Brothers even wrote a letter to the striking streetcar divers and got it printed in one of the local newspapers that, “Our meal is free for any of the members from Division 194.” However, what the meal will be like wasn’t mentioned by them. This hefty sandwich even replaced the old New Orleans names like ‘loaves’ or ‘Loafs.’ So, these Po-Boy or Poor Boy Sandwiches represent the New Orleans culinary culture. This giant sandwich is said to be the Gulf Coast version of the submarine sandwich.
Moreover, this regional meal was also prepared for the laborers because Po-Boy is diverse, like the city it represents. This crisp French loaf bread has served as the crossroad culinary consisting of the pedestrian and the most exotic food in the New Orleans state. Po-Boy is mainly becoming the comfort food for many people. The Po-Boy is prepared by the New Orleans restaurants in varied styles. Like, this 6-inch baguette-style bread or the French bread is filled with fried seafood or roast beef. It is then topped with lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, and tomatoes. Nowadays, the restaurants serve the Po-Boy with French fries, burger patties, alligator meat, hot sausage, Caprese salad, etc.
New Orleans tops the list as the most favorite food destination for people worldwide for its culinary crossroad food styles. It includes the share of local cuisines and specialties. Today, the New Orleans-style food-serving restaurants are not limited to the area but expanded to other cities. There are now hundreds of restaurants serving authentic and traditional New Orleans food and those tangy sauces and sides. The annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival held in November is still a leading attraction for many tourists.
So, if you are looking forward to enjoying the New Orleans Po-Boys in Dallas, TX, then come down by at Charlie’s Creole Kitchen that provides a dine-in and pick-up orders option.