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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
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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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