It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day

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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/26 17:59:56 (permalink)
    De-vegetate that sandwich and I'm all over it...
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/26 22:34:35 (permalink)
    Looks exquisite!
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 10:36:11 (permalink)
    While I do love "meat and bread" po boys this example of a loaded sandwich really works. The pot roast is so rich that it needs some greenery to cut through the heaviness.
    post edited by scrumptiouschef - 2018/12/28 10:29:14
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 12:57:45 (permalink)
    Pot Roast for a sandwich?
    That just seems wrong.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 13:10:54 (permalink)
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    Pot Roast for a sandwich?
    That just seems wrong.

    No. It's a classic Po' Boy. Very yummy. Can't beat a roast beef with debris and gravy. Except, maybe, a shrimp Po' Boy. The key, though is the bread. If it ain't Leidenheimer bread, it ain't worth eating!
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 13:35:04 (permalink)
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    Pot Roast for a sandwich?
    That just seems wrong.
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    No,it's delicious. Quick Chek, a local 7-11 type store , has a 6" pot roast sub for $3. Quite good. Can't beat the price!!
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 13:46:14 (permalink)
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    Pot Roast for a sandwich?
    That just seems wrong.

    No. It's a classic Po' Boy. Very yummy. Can't beat a roast beef with debris and gravy. Except, maybe, a shrimp Po' Boy. The key, though is the bread. If it ain't Leidenheimer bread, it ain't worth eating!


    Gendusa makes a really good loaf, and Wild Flour is the bread in the picture. It's great too. Leidenheimer is the most popular though. I'd love to see new/old school bakery Bellegarde tackle the po boy loaf.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 13:46:59 (permalink)
    I get a pot roast sub often at a place near me. It comes with grilled onions and provolone cheese on a toasted roll. I'd never heard of using pot roast this way, but it is absolutely delicious.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 14:04:03 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I get a pot roast sub often at a place near me. It comes with grilled onions and provolone cheese on a toasted roll. I'd never heard of using pot roast this way, but it is absolutely delicious.


    On those rare occasions when I have made a pot roast and actually have leftovers, I have been known to make a sandwich or two from them. It's a favourite of mine. I have not run across any place this far north that makes one, though. That would be nice!
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 14:35:19 (permalink)
    Don’t get me wrong, I love pot roast,
    I’ve just never considered it sandwich material.
    We almost always had it for Sunday dinner.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 16:05:09 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I get a pot roast sub often at a place near me. It comes with grilled onions and provolone cheese on a toasted roll. I'd never heard of using pot roast this way, but it is absolutely delicious.


    Yes it is. Quick Chek even adds small potatoes cooked with the pot roast.Delicious!
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 17:05:43 (permalink)
    The pot roast pictured is cooked for 12 hours in a broth with red wine reduction, garlic, carrots, and demi glace. It's superb. The roast beef po boy is near the top of the hierarchical order of New Orleans sandwiches.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 22:06:39 (permalink)
    Yum!  Wishing I was there.
     
    The sandwich looks a little over-dressed for my taste but I'd have to eat 2 or 3 to be better informed.
     
    There are places here that claim to use the Leidenheimer rolls, just as there are cheesesteak shops that claim to use Amaroso rolls from Philly.  And I think they do, sometimes.
     
    I don't remember having pot roast for dinner growing up.  What I remember was the leftover pot roast in the fridge for the next several days that we used for sandwiches.  I would come home from school and chip some of the beef, spread mayo (probably Blue Plate) on white bread and add dill pickles.  One of the best after school snacks I made myself.  Never thought of gravy and debris, though.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 22:07:47 (permalink)
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    The pot roast pictured is cooked for 12 hours in a broth with red wine reduction, garlic, carrots, and demi glace. It's superb. The roast beef po boy is near the top of the hierarchical order of New Orleans sandwiches.


    Near the top????  What's the competition (near the top)?
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 22:27:24 (permalink)
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    The pot roast pictured is cooked for 12 hours in a broth with red wine reduction, garlic, carrots, and demi glace. It's superb. The roast beef po boy is near the top of the hierarchical order of New Orleans sandwiches.


    Near the top????  What's the competition (near the top)?


    in NOLA? Darned near every corner store in the city and most old school restaurants. Domilise’s is world renowned. And Parasol’s may well make the best roast beef po' boy in the city, (so hard to say when there are so few bad ones!).
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/27 23:11:10 (permalink)
    Check out the review for the Parkway Bakery & Tavern, specially the Surf ‘n’ Turf Po Boy (roast beef and shrimp).
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/28 10:33:29 (permalink)
    Parkway is overhyped. It's the one po boy shop that is on the big coach tourist buses schedule. Greyhound style coaches regularly disgorge in front of the operation creating massive lines. It's kitschy and would be a good spot to take aunt Glenda who's visiting from Topeka but it's not in any serious "best" conversations.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/28 12:53:11 (permalink)
    Ahh, I misunderstood.  I thought the ranking that was being suggested concerned the roast beef po boy v. the Muffaletta, Catfish Po Boy, Shrimp Po Boy, etc.
     
    Good information anyway - thanks.  
     
    If you order a RB Po Boy in New Orleans, does it come standard with gravy and debris or is that specified extra?
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/28 16:31:32 (permalink)
    Standard issue roast beef comes with a skift of gravy, slices of roast beef, and lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayo. You can specify "debris" and get added tidbits of beef. Or you can say "debris only" which is just what it sounds like. The po boy pictured is pot roast from a big chuckeye with Creole mayo, arugula, and pickled purple onion. It's superb.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/29 17:28:52 (permalink)
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    Parkway is overhyped. It's the one po boy shop that is on the big coach tourist buses schedule. Greyhound style coaches regularly disgorge in front of the operation creating massive lines. It's kitschy and would be a good spot to take aunt Glenda who's visiting from Topeka but it's not in any serious "best" conversations.


    I don’t know “aunt Glenda from Topeka,” but Uncle Michael gives it a 5 star or Legendary rating here on Roadfood. The review says “best of the best.”
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2018/12/29 20:29:31 (permalink)
    Parkway is second tier. It's not terrible but there are a lot of better po boy shops in New Orleans
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2019/03/06 01:41:58 (permalink)
    Looks wonderful.  And the roll it's on ... the memory of a roll like that sticks with you for a lifetime. 
    I'm particularly fond of Italian Beef sandwiches ... drenched and then rolled up in butcher paper and left on the front seat to think about what they've done while you drive somewhere to eat it..
    And as a kid, there were two things I might order when I went out to eat with my parents or grandparents ... either fish & chips ... or French dip.  The French dip, still so good.
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2019/03/06 01:54:58 (permalink)
    ... and while I'm here .........
    welp ... it took 13 years ... but I finally made to 1000 posts.  I'd like to thank Archestrolus, and Escoffier, and Dione Lucas, and Chef Duglass (my chef), I have so many more to thank but my 90 seconds is up and the band is starting to play me off ...
    and thank you all for your inspiration. 
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    Re: It's Roast Beef Poor Boy Day 2019/03/06 04:19:13 (permalink)
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    ... and while I'm here .........
    welp ... it took 13 years ... but I finally made to 1000 posts.  I'd like to thank Archestrolus, and Escoffier, and Dione Lucas, and Chef Duglass (my chef), I have so many more to thank but my 90 seconds is up and the band is starting to play me off ...
    and thank you all for your inspiration. 


    Congrats....and here's to the next thousand!
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