Not for nothing, but not all sandwiches are po’boys. Yes, that’s New Orleans’s official way to eat everything on a hunk of French bread, but sandwiches other than po’boys have a rich and delicious history. Named for the 4th Earl of Sandwich in the late 1700s, seems this particular British aristocrat loved to gamble so much he wouldn’t stop to eat. So his valet packed him — you guessed it — a slab of meat between two pieces of bread, a portable meal called the sandwich. In New Orleans, we have plenty of good, even great renditions.
Try one, try them all, and as always, send a note if we left out one of your favorites (ranked geographically). And, if it is po’boys you’re after, check Eater’s guide to that New Orleans specialty here.Read More