Ah, the Poboy. The quintessential New Orleans sandwich. Some days, there is nothing that will satisfy your lunchtime hunger quite like this local delicacy.
The poboy (or Po’Boy or Po-boy) got its name in the late 1920’s during the the New Orleans streetcar conductors strike. The creators of the sandwich, Bennie and Clovis Martin, had a restaurant in the French Market and promised free meals until the strike ended to the members of Division 194, who they would call “poor boys.”
In order to eliminate so much waste from the narrowed ends of the loaves, they worked with a baker name John Gendusa to develop a loaf of bread that was 40 inches long, with improved rectangular ends. They became bigger and better, with a whole lot of room for extra stuffing. The original ingredients, roast beef and gravy, were very similar to our 10 Napkin Roast Beef Poboy. Call it our “homage” to the Martins’ creation!
Here at Acme, we’ve got so many poboy options, you could go weeks without a repeat lunch or dinner!
- The Peacemaker
- The Acme Special
- The 10-Napkin Roast Beef
- Fried Shrimp
- Fried Oyster
- Soft Shell Crab
- Fried Crawfish
- Hot Sausage
- Smoked Sausage
- Fried Fish
So, you thought we only had oysters? You poboy! Oh, and don’t forget to ask for it “dressed.” As they say “There’s no SUBstitue for a real New Orleans Po’Boy.”