The third annual “save the po-boy”event held the Sunday before Thanksgiving had an enormous turnout this year, proving to be one of the more popular events in the city with more visitors and more restaurants participating than last year. Over 25,000 people (that’s what the organizers say!) flocked to Oak Street in the river bend area of Uptown New Orleans. Vendors, new and old, reportedly sold several thousand of the famous sandwiches.
Along with the abundance of classic and non-traditional fillings on display, there were also some surprise entries. A complete list of winners can be found at the Po-boy Fest website.
Now becoming a major annual event, look for the Po-Boy Festival to be held in mid-November again next year. Mark your calendar and plan to be in New Orleans to enjoy this most unusual event dedicated to saving the po-boy sandwich (from the chain sub sandwich purveyors.) The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast will have special rates for Festival-goers. Call 1-800-490-8542 for details.