Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Quest for the Thanksgiving PoBoy

Several weeks ago I learned from twitter that someone named BigEasy had discovered that the Parkway Bakery had invented the Thanksgiving PoBoy. I dreamed about this for a week. Did it have turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans with french onions, and cranberry sauce? Maybe pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes? Those were happy dreams. It made me proud to live in New Orleans, a city that caters to gluttons such as myself. I went there on a Tuesday, and the Parkway was closed. I learned from Howie that they only offered the illusive sandwich on Thursdays, the official Thanksgiving day, and the sandwich became more mystical. So today Howie and I did lunch. There was a giant line of fat people, which is always a good sign.
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I proudly ordered the Thanksgiving PoBoy, it cost just over $9. And world, here it is:
It's turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberries. Howie ordered some sweet potato fries to balance it out. Honestly, it wasn't as good as the shrimp and oyster poboys at Parkway, but I sure did feel proud and thankful sitting there at the Parkway eating this monster. In your face Pilgrims!


bullet said...

I could have lived the rest of my life not knowing of the existence of such a sandwich.

Now I must have one.

You suck.

Anonymous said...

It was so funny. It was the only time I've seen Homan nearly break into a run. He hopped out of the car and was in line before I could even get on to the back porch at Parkway.

Homan was almost giddy when we were about ready to go to Parkway. He smiled and said, "This is going to be a life altering event!" It was a bit disappointing, but I would not have traded the experience!

I love this town!

LatinTeacher said...

I hope that they serve this through the Xmas holidays. I am with Bullet. However, if I can't get one of these, a slow-roasted duck poboy at Crabby Jacks will do me fine.

Anonymous said...

I had one of those bad boys about a week ago, and then I had to take a nap. The only difference: no football on TV in the middle of the week.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but I'm willing to bet it does not have my grandmother's all important rice and cornbread dressing, nor the sprinkling of roasted and salted pecans on top.

Still, I think I have to get one.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was where to find Poboy on Thanksgiving day after a stomach full of turkey . By dinner fried shrimp sounds good.