Shrimp Po’Boy in Austin

Shrimp Po'Boy at Louisiana Longhorn CafeThis is one of my favorite meals, a fried shrimp poboy with a side of creamy broccoli and cheese. Being from New Orleans, I love a good sandwich. And you can’t have a good sammie without French Bread, or a po’boy, short for poor boy.

Po’boys originated in New Orleans in 1929. During a streetcar strike, a restaurant owner served the picketing streetcar workers, or “poor boys” as he called them, sandwiches and that is allegedly how the sandwich got its name (Edge, 2009).

John T. Edge, “Saving New Orleans Culture, One Sandwich at a Time”, New York Times (2009/11/11).

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