Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine proved last night that he’s not immune to the allure of New Orlean’s finest po’ boys. In the midst of courting voters and schmoozing donors on Wednesday night the senator from Virginia stopped by Bayou St. John essential Parkway Bakery & Tavern for one of it’s legendary sandwiches. According to The Advocate, Kaine — joined by his nephew John (a grad student at Tulane University), congressman Cedric Richmond, and mayor Mitch Landrieu — ordered a shrimp po’ boy dressed.
Sen. Tim Kaine, nephew John, Rep. Cedric Richmond, and NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu visit Parkway Bakery tonight. pic.twitter.com/cd9pPUExIe— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) August 11, 2016
Tim Kaine entering Parkway Bakery and Tavern in New Orleans, his nephew John by his side. pic.twitter.com/52joWRKwO3— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) August 11, 2016
After a fund-raiser in New Orleans, Tim Kaine stops at Parkway Bakery & Tavern pic.twitter.com/fCms4GQg37— Thomas Kaplan (@thomaskaplan) August 11, 2016
Of course, Kaine’s choice didn’t win the heart of every voter. Some users goaded the Clinton running mate on Twitter about his order.
Tim Kaine ordered a shrimp poboy at Parkway instead of the surf 'n turf. How is this gaffe not a national story?— Jeff Asher (@Crimealytics) August 11, 2016
Tim Kaine was at Parkway tonight but for some reason didn’t order the surf and turf https://t.co/UnXW2BSA2L pic.twitter.com/6hZuLqWigN— Ben Estes (@benestes) August 11, 2016
In addition to his sandwich stop, The Times-Picayune reports that Kaine spent a portion of Wednesday at a $1,000-a-head fundraiser at Calcasieu above Cochon. Kaine has been on a whirlwind tour of the South this week, making a campaign pitstop at a taqueria in Austin and visiting Gloria’s Latin Cuisine in Dallas where the candidate shook hands with diners but failed to eat a single thing.
• Clinton Running Mate Tim Kaine Drops by Parkway Bakery After New Orleans Fundraiser [The Advocate]
• Tim Kaine in New Orleans to Raise Money, Order Po-Boys, Make Speech [Times-Picayune]
• All Parkway Coverage [ENOLA]