Parkway may have had its ups and downs, but nowadays it
is soaring. Though one of the long time Po'Boy
places, Parkway closed in the 90's, reopened under a new
owner in the early 2003, ended up with water rising over
its bar after Katrina, and has been rebuilt once again -
see the We're Saved Again" sign to the right.
Enough of a history
lesson. The Parkway Bakery is mostly about po'boys.
They are most famous for their roast beef and gravy
po'boy above. I had mine "dressed"- lettuce,
tomato, pickle and mayonnaise. Of course it comes
Leidenheimer bread - a New Orleans must.
I gave their turkey
and alligator sausage gumbo a try. Pretty good.
Made with okra, which I like. Thin broth and not
the darkened roux flavor I expect. Has a nice kick
I ordered at the
bar, which is fine. But if you want to come off as
a local, walk up the ramp to the "dining room" and order
at the kitchen window. Then return to the bar and
order a Dixie beer or a Barq's root beer to chase it
Not many better
ways to eat ones way into the afternoon.