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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7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

    And pickles make everything better!

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