If I liked the New Orleans oyster loaf, I had an almost equal fondness for a po’ boy sandwich. That is dialect, of course, for “poor boy.” It consists of assorted salamis and cheese plus pepperoncini, lettuce, and other good things served on an open sandwich, the filling to be doused with olive oil and vinegar according to taste. Other places use other names such as “heroesy or “submarines,” but they are to my mind inferior to the New Orleans original.
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