by Julian Brunt, Our Mississippi Home
It’s been a while since we talked about po-boys, one of my favorite local specialties. I am sure you have heard the story of how po-boys were invented. Supposedly, there was a streetcar strike and the local restaurant owners felt sorry for the “poor boys,” who were striking and made them sandwiches with French bread and what leftovers they might have had. It’s a nice story, but patently not true.
I can assure you that frugal French farmers had been slicing open a freshly baked baguette and adding cheese and sliced sausages for centuries before the NOLA strike, but it is a good story.
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