When Mr. Beet and I took a recent trip to New Orleans, we were fully expecting to eat lots of cajun and jambalaya. And we knew we would be stalking out the best places for beignets. One thing we did not know is that the Po Boy is a sandwich that has also originated in New Orleans. And while the Po Boy is traditionally made with oysters or shrimp, Killer Po Boys in the French Quarter neighborhood of the city has expanded what a Po Boy should be, and instead has introduced how delicious a Po Boy can be.
For example, on the menu is a variety of the sandwich including pork belly, chorizo, or salmon. What caught our eye was the Vegetarian Sweet Potato Po Boy. Sweet potato slices are served on a baguette roll with a blackeyed pea and pecan spread, braised greens. I wouldn’t normally think about potatoes on a roll but this sandwich worked.
We also ordered the Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich with a spicy red pepper romesco sauce, avocado, radish, and crispy kale on whole grain bread. Another item I would never think to eat between bread but this was very delicious as well. The bread is quite good.
On the side we tried the spicy potato salad which was indeed, spicy. Not so much because of the seasoning, but more the red peppers in the salad.
I am also always a fan of places that make their own simple syrups for beverages. I tried the Citrus-Ginger Simple Syrup in my iced tea and it was wow, amazing.
We loved this place. There is a smaller sister restaurant just around the corner, in the back of the Erin Pub. Bth locations open at 10am so you can even have a Po Boy for a late breakfast. Delicious. 4 1/2 out of 5 sprouts.