Patrick’s Power Rankings: Louisiana Po-Boys
One of the best things about Louisiana is our rich food culture, and today we focus on a Louisiana original...po-boys.
The origin of the name is unknown. A popular local theory claims that "po' boy", as specifically referring to a type of sandwich, was coined in a New Orleans restaurant owned by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar conductors. In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleagues free sandwiches. The Martins' restaurant workers jokingly referred to the strikers as "poor boys", and soon the sandwiches themselves took on the name. In Louisiana dialect, this is naturally shortened to po' boy.
Last week we ranked SWLA's fried chicken. How did your favorite fried fowl fair? Click here to find out.
We thought it would be fun to Power Rank one of Louisiana's most iconic foods.
Patrick's Power Rankings happens every Wednesday at 8:30am on Mikey O in the Morning.
Patrick's Best Louisiana Po-Boys:
5. Buffi's Peaux Boys (Lake Charles)
4. Leonard's Food Quarters (Lake Charles)
3. Throwbacks (Westlake)
2. Pop's Po-Boys (Lafayette)
1. Darrell's (Lake Charles & Jennings)
Honorable Mention: Billadeaux's Cajun Kitchen (Lake Charles)
Next week, same radio station and time, we'll be power ranking the best spaghetti in SWLA.
Who has the best spaghetti? We'll dive into that next week.