Non-locals share their po-boy experience

Andrew Callaghan

Non-locals share what their favorite po-boys are in the city.

MilkBar (710 S Carrollton Ave.): Sauteed Shrimp Po-boy with a side of Cornbread & Milk – $7.50

5 Adjectives: Local, Inexpensive, Filling, Delicious, Bomb

Just a few blocks from campus, nestled at the base of S. Carrollton and St. Charles Avenues is The Milk Bar, an inexpensive dairy-themed sandwich shop with another location just off of Louisiana Avenue.

Sasha Mazur, music industry business sophomore, said he was happy to find a reasonably priced alternative to his normal diet of ramen noodles, instant oatmeal and microwave popcorn.

“You don’t have to go down to places like the French Quarter to get a good local po-boy. This place is really awesome,” Mazur said.

Verti Marte (1201 Royal St.)- All That Jazz’ PoBoy – $11

5 Adjectives: Creole, Savory, Authentic, Simple, Welcoming

Verti Marte is a favorite among French Quarter tourists and New Orleanian locals. Open for business 24/7, Verti Marte is a classic assurance that Bourbon and Frenchmen Street partiers will never be without an air-conditioned food mecca to drunkenly stumble into.

Dave Gregory, English writing sophomore, said he was completely unprepared for the quality of food at Verti Marte.

“It was saucy. It had this juicy flavor in the center. The melted cheese was delicious. It really tasted like authentic seafood. Spicy. Everything mixed really well, it was like a perfect equilibrium of culinary elements,” Gregory said.

Domilises (5240 Annunciation St.) – Large Shrimp Poboy, Gatorade – $15

5 Adjectives: Mouthwatering, Community-Oriented, Comforting, Famous, Nearby

Domilise’s is an Uptown culinary staple that’s been bringing in customers for nearly a century. The family-run small business has been in business since the 1920s, and only ever closed once for Hurricane Katrina.

While Malcolm Pitchford, international business freshman, who hails from Chicago, was initially worried about the calorie intake from eating one of Domillse’s po-boys. But after his first bite, he said that the food was well worth the extra laps during track practice.

“I’d never had a po-boy before. I just read online that this was the best place to go to get some local food,” Pitchford said. “The moment I bit into this thing, my whole world changed. It was like an explosion that drowned my brain in comfort. When I left this place, I literally couldn’t walk.”