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po' boy

A traditional sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana, made with a long roll of French bread and containing a variety of fillings, almost always with some kind of meat or fried seafood. ("Po' boy" being short for "poor boy," supposedly referring to striking workers in 1929 to whom a local restaurant served such sandwiches.) Primarily heard in US. Ever since leaving New Orleans to go to college, I can't stop craving a proper roast beef po' boy from back home. I'm ordering a dozen po' boys for the party, so if you have any food allergies, let me know this afternoon.
See also: boy

poor boy

verb
See also: boy, poor
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Even today, whether visitors choose a formal or casual dining experience--from trout meuniere to catfish po'boys, from bread pudding to beignets--New Orleans food always satisfies.
As well as the famous bars and jazz venues, there are antique shops, art galleries and restaurants aplenty - some of the eating places are distinctly smart like Brennans and Galatoires, some more down-home like the Acme oyster bar and others selling classic Louisiana fare such as po'boys (baguettes stuffed to overflowing with hot sausage, roast beef, oysters and gravy) and muffulettas - a plate-sized bap of salad, salami and cheese.
Best-sellers at the diner include hamburgers, fried chicken and its full-line of po'boys, a Louisiana staple.
After lunching on fried oyster po'boys, and red beans and rice with ham hocks and andouille sausage, all washed down with Abita beer, we concluded that authenticity wasn't the least bit in question here.
She reported, too, on the cult places loved by New Orleans foodies, such as the Creole restaurant Dookie Chase, and she started her article describing Kathleen "Kappa" Horn making chicken-salad po'boys in the her diner Slim Goody's.
Established acts The Po'Boys, Funkhed and young group Munk will perform at Punk and Funk for the Tsunami at Huddersfield Town Hall tomorrow.
Steven Velek and Scott Sajovitz have decked the walls of Rock Town Grill with pictures of boats, fishermen and a larger-than-life mermaid, reflecting menu items such as "Pontchartrain Gumbo," "Rajin' Cajun Crawdad Tails," "Barbi Shrimp" and "Nawlins Po'Boys.
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Consider the oyster artichoke soup, buffalo wings (prepared fresh, not frozen) or the po'boys, jambalaya, gumbo--it's all done fast and noisy here, but with a wisecracking smile.
Fried Catfish Po'Boys With Cajun Mayonaise 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 small clove garlic, finely minced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup white cornmeal Salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup milk 4 skinless catfish fillets (about 5 ounces each) 4 large crusty rolls, split Boston lettuce leaves Tomato slices
Po'Boys are compact, lightweight and low maintenance.
So where can you chat with novelist Anne Rice, pitch a co-production to a German broadcaster, hear Leslie Moonves expatiate on the future of the industry, or simply pig out on po'boys for four days?
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All po'boys are served on New Orleans' Leidenheimer's French loaf.
Chef Matt Glazer brings a Southern-inflected menu to the land of cliffs and curves: red beans and rice, petrale sole po'boys.