The PoBoy, worthy of its own festival
The upcoming Oak Street PoBoy Festival celebrates the sandwich that was created during a streetcar strike in New Orleans in 1929. You can now proudly take the streetcar from our Garden District bed and breakfast to sample this uniquely New Orleans culinary creation in all its wild applications.
Voted best food festival for 3 years in a row, here you’ll find music, local artisans, and a staggering array of traditional and unusual po-boy options including lobster, mississippi rabbit, stuffed crab, and chicken alfredo. Check out this slideshow for mouth-watering and head-shaking offerings from last year.
New this year: Music stages have been moved to side streets for more walking room; an extra bike corral set up for all you two-wheelers; and a fascinating lineup of history talks including the first families of po-boy, lost restaurants of New Orleans, the Maple Leaf Bar and neighborhood Mardi Gras Indian tribes.
Staff Tips: Parking is very limited; so it’s best to take the historic streetcar steps away from our front door. Go early as this fest draws large crowds, and poboy vendors may run out of your favorite.
We still have rooms available for that weekend, so come stay with us and get your fill of this local’s favorite. As the festival organizers say, there is “so much heritage, you’ll need another napkin.”