The 2019 Oak Street Po-Boy Fest features more than 30 vendors serving up their version of a po-boy on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Organizers released this year’s menu for the fest, which will celebrate New Orleans’ beloved sandwich on National Sandwich Day.
The fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting at South Carrollton Avenue and runs from the 8100 to 8800 blocks toward the River Road, with some activities pouring onto side streets. Four stages of music will also feature performances from local bands.
Each year, the tasty tradition features a po-boy competition where local restaurants battle for top honors.
In 2018, there were more than 50 different traditional and creative variations of the classic sandwich. Some of the winners included Red Fish Grill’s barbecue oyster po-boy, Boucherie’s smoked chicken po-boy and Parkway’s James Brown Po-Boy, which took home “Best of the Fest.”
While admission to the fest is free, you must purchase a $5 wristband in order to purchase po-boys.
Proceeds from the festival benefits Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, whose mission is to stimulate the Oaks Street corridor. A portion of proceeds also benefits Son of a Saint, a non-profit which exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship.
The complete menu for the 2019 Oak Street Po-Boy Fest is outlined below.
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2019 Oak Street Po-Boy Fest food vendors and menu:
Soft Shell Crab Po-boy
Yakiniku Po-boy (Garlic Ribeye Beef)
Smoked Salmon Po-boy
“The Marrone” Poboy – Pecan-smoked prime rib, gouda cheese & horseradish mayo
Bang-Bang Shrimp Poboy
Blessed Sacrament St. Joan Of Arc Catholic Church
Crawfish Boudin Po-Boy – Crawfish boudin topped with “Joan of Arc” crawfish sauce drizzled with Sriracha Aioli and topped with shredded lettuce on 6 in. French Bread.
Tiger Sausage Po-Boy – Blend of seasoned pork, beef and veal on 6” French Bread topped with caramelized peppers and onions and drizzled with a Crystal Hot Sauce Aioli
Eggplant Parmesan Po-Boy – A vegetarian delight of breaded deep fried sliced eggplant in a zesty seasoned marinara sauce topped with mozzarella cheese on a 6” pistolette french bread roll.
Creole Homemade Jambalaya – Chicken and sausage jambalaya with plenty spice and robust taste.
Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon
Buffalo Chicken Po-Boy – Chicken strips topped with honey buffalo sauce with ranch coleslaw
Cajun Nachos – Crispy tortilla chips topped with cheddar cheese & crawfish mushroom cheese sauce
Hot Boudin Patty Melt Poboy – with American cheese & sweet/sour jalapeño pickles
Fried Chicken Sausage Poboy – with mashed potato aioli, charred kale & preserved cranberries
Fresh Cut French Fries with Garlicky Parmesan Cheese
The Sexy Veggie Po-boy – Plant-based grilled brat, Grilled Veggies, Garlic Aioli, Feta Cheese
Drunk Pig Po-boy – Slow – Roasted Pork, German Beer marinade, Homemade Sauerkraut, Mustard & Caramelized Onions
King Brat Po-boy – Fried Smoked Pork Sausage, White Aged Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Homemade Apricot-Chili Sauce, Crispy Fried Onions
German Warm Potato Salad
Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Breads On Oak
Sea No Evil Po-boy (vegan) – Vegan Crabcake Au Gratin on Croissant
Beyond Meatloaf Po-boy (vegan) – Served with Mac & Cheese, English Peas & Gravy
Spicy Baked Potato Fries (vegan)
Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Toasted Pecans (vegan)
Pumpkin Cranberry Spice Cake (vegan)
Coconut Rosemary Cookie (vegan)
Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie (vegan)
Slow Roasted Duck Po-boy
Alligator Sausage with Pimento Cheese Po-boy
Mac and Cheese
Crêpes À La Cart
Shrimp & Tasso Poboy – Sauteed Gulf Shrimp, tasso cream sauce, shredded lettuce on fresh, baked bread.
Strawberry & Nutella Tiramasu Poboy – Nutella, fresh strawberries, whipped tiramisu cream on fresh, baked bread, topped with powdered sugar.
Sweet & Savory Sampler Combo
BBQ Shrimp Po-boy
Gonzo’s Smokehouse & BBQ
Smoked Pork Belly & Mac’n’ Cheese Po-Boy – Applewood Smoked Pork Belly Burnt End Po-Boy Topped With Our Award Winning Smoked Mac ‘N’ Cheese.
Smoked Pork Belly Burnt End Po-Boy – Applewood Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends Po-Boy With House-Made Sweet & Spicy Pickles. Topped With Our Smoked Apple Butter Bbq Sauce.
Smoked Beef Brisket Po-Boy – Pecan/Cherry Wood Smoked Beef Brisket Po-Boy. Topped With House-Made Sweet & Spicy Pickles.
Smoked Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Belly Of The Beast Po-Boy – Braised Pork Belly On A Baguette Topped With Garlic/Ginger Slaw, Pickled Red Onions, Thin Fried Corn Tortilla Strips, Jalapeño Slices.
LT. Dan – Fresh Gulf Shrimp Fried And Tossed In Garlic Lemongrass Glaze On A Baguette, Topped With Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro, And Thinly Fried Corn Tortilla Strips.
Miss Dees Catering Cuisine
Crabmeat & Fried Fish Po-boy
Crabmeat Sandwich on a Bun
Fried Porkchop on a Bun
Miss Linda The Yakamein Lady
Bone-in Pork Chop Po-Boy Dressed
Shrimp & Crab Meat Po-boy
Alligator Sausage Po-Boy Dressed
Shrimp and Beef Yakamein
Crawfish and Shrimp Mac & Cheese
Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant
Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy
Fried Shrimp Remoulade Po-Boy
Fried Stuffed Crab Po-Boy
Shrimp, Crab and Corn Bisque
Slow Roasted Duck Po-boy
Fried Shrimp Po-boy
Fried Green Tomato and Shrimp Remoulade Po-boy
Alligator Sausage with Pimento Cheese Po-boy
Live Oak Cafe
Original Street Corn – Roasted Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
Vegan Corn – With Olive Oil & Chimichurri
Mexican Street Corn – With Spiced Butter, Aioli, Lime Cotija & Chili
Kettle Corn On The Cob – With Garlic Butter, Brown Sugar Glaze, Salt & Cayenne
Bread Pudding Bites – With Bourbon Caramel & Candied Pecans
Mahony’s Po-Boys And Seafood
The Peacemaker Po-boy – Fried oysters,shrimp, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle & Tabasco
Abita-Braised Short Rib Po-boy – Short rib, arugula, tomato, friend onion rings, Mahony’s sauce
Nola Boils & Catering
Escargot Po-Boy – Sautéed in signature Garlic Butter Sauce topped with baby Arugula and Parmesan cheese.
Smoked Salmon BLT Po-boy
Oyster Rockefeller Po-Boy – Chargrilled oysters topped with Oceana’s homemade Rockefeller sauce
Parkway Bakery And Tavern
“The James Brown” Po-boy – Slow roasted BBQ beef, Louisiana golden fried shrimp, torched pepper jack cheese with a Crystal and Tabasco infused aioli.
Deep Fried Creole BBQ Shrimp Po-boy (on Leidenheimer garlic bread)
Hogs for The Cause Sausage & Chicken Thigh Jambalaya
Egg Rolls: Pork/Vegetarian
Spring Rolls: Pork/Chicken/Shrimp & Avocado/Tofu
Red Fish Grill
Fried Gulf Shrimp Po-Boy – Tossed in Crystal BBQ sauce, romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, housemade blue cheese dressing
Braised Short Rib & Pickled Shrimp Po-boy – served with red onions, capers, garlic, fennel & herbs
Voodoo Fish & Chips Po-boy – Blackened Sheepshead with purple cabbage, shredded carrots, tartar sauce, cilantro & crumbled Zapp’s Voodoo chips
Gris Gris Gumbo Po-boy – In honor of Dr. John: Duck, chicken, andouille, tasso, holy trinity, garlic & roux
Southerns’ Nashville Hot Po-boy – Fried, boneless thigh with slaw, housemade pickle & yuzu aioli on Dong Phong bread
“Shrimp & Grit” Po-boy – Fried shrimp with grit fries, herb mayo, adobo sauce & cilantro
Crystal Hot Shrimp & Pork Cracklin’ Po-boy – Served with debris gravy “dip”
Crawfish “Mac” and Cheese
Crawfish “Mac” and Cheese w/Smoked Boudin Link
Vaucresson Sausage Company
Creole Hot Sausage Po-Boy: full and half sizes
Creole Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy: full and half sizes
Godfather Po-Boy – Meatballs, Italian Sausage, brisket topped with mozzarella, fresh basil & red sauce
Corn and Crabmeat Bisque
Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant
Lobster Po-Boy – Served with a Cajun Reme Sauce
Soft Shell Shrimp Po-Boy – Served with a Cajun/Carribean Slaw
Cajun Surf & Turf Smothered Rabbit Po-Boy – Topped w/ fried shrimp & Cajun Reme Sauce
Crabmeat Boudin Balls – Served with a Creole Mustard Sauce
Spicy Cajun Coleslaw
Cochon de Lait Po-Boy – Tender smoked pork dressed with sweet/spicy slaw on Dong Phong bread *served as whole or half
Banana Foster Po-boy – Dark rum, caramel & fried bananas on crispy crust fresh baked Dong Phong bread
YaYa’s Comfort Food
The YaYa Dog – Smoked boudin link topped with a zesty marmalade, dressed on Dong Phong bread
YaYa’s Muffaletta – Slice ham, salami, provolone, dressed, with caponata relish on Dong Phong bread
For more information, visit the festival’s website.
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