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A 350-Foot Ham and Roast Beef Poboy Is Taking Over the French Quarter

Plus, watch Jimmy Kimmel ask Brooklyn bartenders to spell ‘daiquiri,” and more food news to know today

Poboy bread delivered to Mahoney’s Poboys

EATERWIRE — On Friday, November 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., a 350-foot poboy will land on the 500 block of Royal Street in the French Quarter thanks to Blue Plate (providing the mayo), Leidenheimer (providing the bread), and Chisesi Brothers (providing ham, as well as roast beef in both traditional and Cajun flavors). The poboy will be cut into about 840 pieces and given to the public. Head over to the The Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal Street) for a presentation on the history of the poboy from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. No charge. [via press release]

EATER IDK — At last, something everyone can agree on -- bad macaroni and cheese. A Twitter user snapped a photo of the mac and cheese her co-worker brought to an office potluck. Within hours, the picture was retweeted thousands of times. [EATER]

POP CULTURE — Watch Jimmy Kimmel ask a bunch of Brooklyn bartenders how to spell “daiquiri.” [EATER]

CRIMEWIRE — On a dare, two men allegedly ran out on their $7 bill at a Pearl River Waffle House. Upon finding the men, police officers uncovered an “interstate criminal organization involved in a sophisticated identity theft scheme.” The men, from out of state, had been allegedly installing credit card scanners at gas stations around New Orleans East. [Fox8]

NEWS — Vanilla prices are soaring and pastry chefs all over the country are getting creative. [EATER]


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