Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lunch at Po'Boys & Pickles

This sign might just sum up why I liked this place: 1) They called me y'all, 2) They have po'boys and pickles, 3) They have a liquor license. What more do you need?

In case you need further proof as to why Po'Boys & Pickles, one of Portland's newest eateries, is worth visiting, see my fried shrimp po'boy here.

What you can't see is that I opted to add praline bacon to my po'boy. Mmm, salty, sugary, fatty goodness. I can't say if this measures up to authentic po'boys or not, since I'd never had one before, but regardless, it was damn good. Nice crispy, sweet shrimp, a soft-ish roll (but not too soft!) and some tasty tartar sauce. A sprinkle of salt and some hot sauce, and we were in business (my tastebuds and I, that is).

This isn't the cheapest lunch in town though; my regular sized sandwich seen here was $6.50 and the bacon is an extra $1.50. Then there's the added temptation of warm sticky toffee pudding ($3) or sweet potato fries ($2.50).

I'm looking forward to future po'boys and other New Orleans-themed eats in the next few weeks leading up to Mardi Gras.

Read my partner-in-eating Edible Obsessions' review here.

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  1. Yeah that sandwich looks damn good! Love the creative toppings!

  2. You beat me to it! I've been dying to go here since they opened, especially considering their proximity to my place...

  3. i had the sausage po' boy on saturday- de-liscious, I would frequent more often if the prices were a little better...

  4. Sounds like a jumpin' place! That sandwich does look yummy.

  5. O.M.G.! Did you say praline bacon? On top of a fried shrimp sandwhich! So worth $6.95! And a trip to Maine! Okay, so the trip to Maine (it's happening! In August!) is actually for a wedding, but if we drive into Portland, this is definitely going on the list!

  6. The wedding is in Port Clyde, which, depending on the map source, seems to be 1.5 to 2 hours north of Portland on the coast. But we're up there for the whole week, so I'm going to lobby hard for a day trip to Portland. We definitely have to arrange a bacon date!

  7. Wow, another $1.50 for bacon?? That being said, it looks amazing!

    And pickles make everything better!