Monday, July 13, 2009


Blogger's Note: We have been getting a lot of complaints lately that my ethnic food fetish has taken over the blog. Such sly comments as "Is Peter a Vietkong sympathizer?" and "Seriously, do you eat anything beside sushi?" have caused me to reevaluate. We've decided to only discuss "New Orleans food" this week.* So here's a start to getting back to what has made us famous.

The summer Sunday Special Po-Boy at Parkway Bakery: "One-Handed" Softshell Crab with lettuce, tomato, and remoulade. OK, first thing's first. It's expensive. This small po-boy will run you a hefty $10.95. But I swear on everything deep fried and holy, that this is flat-out the absolute best fry job on a softshell that I have ever had. The coating was very light, not in the least bit greasy, and did not slide off of the crab as I ate. Seriously, the fry cook should teach clinics, and the world would be a happier place.

And I mean look at the thing. It's almost too beautiful to eat.... Almost.

Then again, in some cases looks just don't matter. Parkway's roast beef is still one of the best in the city.

Parkway Bakery - Eagle.

* This statement is intended to goad Rene on giving his diatribe on how "New Orleans food" is a myth. Lookout for it later this week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please use your leverage as a blogger to find out how they fried that crab. That's the most beautiful fried object I've seen in a long time.

And I look forward to Rene's diatribe.