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Parran’s Opens a New, Old-School Po-Boy Shop Uptown

And it’s bringing the seafood muffulettas

Parran’s seafood muffuletta

Where sushi institution Kyoto dished out poke salads and creative sushi rolls for decades on Prytania Street, another institution has opened up shop — 40-year old Parran’s Po-boys. The new outpost of the old counter-service po-boy shop opened over the weekend, reports Ian McNulty.

It’s the third location for the family-run restaurant that first opened in Metairie in 1975. Kenner also has a location. Mostly, the restaurant will march to the same drumbeat as the others: old-school feel, counter-service, and a menu that will eventually match the others.

The Uptown opening menu includes classic po-boys, some plates, and salads. Plus, the owners will pop pizza on the menu soon.

It’s not the only spot slinging classic po-boys in the immediate area though. Eighty-year old Zara’s Little Giant Supermarket sells affordable po-boys less than a block away, while Guy’s Po-boys holds down the fort a few blocks away on Magazine Street (both on Eater NOLA’s list of best po-boys).

It is, however, the only one slinging seafood muffulettas stuffed with fried shrimp, fried oysters, and fried catfish.

After Kyoto closed, bacon-centric restaurant The Flying Pig operated in the space for about four months.

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