Half way through my
shrimp po-boy I was starting to get philosophical.
Wondering if maybe once a week Philadelphia hoagie shops
could sell po-boys.
Trouble is the
bread. Just like cheesesteaks can't travel very
far from Philadelphia mostly because of the bread, I
can't imagine a po-boy served on anything other than
Leidenheimer "Good to the Last Crumb" bread.
The guy just before
me ordered the classic po-boy, roast beef and gravy,
pictured top left. I had heard about their shrimp
po-boy. As great as promised. Got mine
dressed - lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup and pickle.
When you turn comes one of the po' boy makers takes
charge of you. Negotiates your po-boy, fries the
shrimp and builds the sandwich. The bartender
collects the money and gives you back your chit, marked
paid. Present the chit back o your po-boy builder
and she hands over your po-boy. Heck of a deal.