Fans of Parkway Bakery and Tavern can help devour a 300-foot po-boy, and you can eat it for free. The popular po-boy shop announced the Tricentennial Poor Boy Feast set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, via its Facebook page.
Parkway says it’s dishing out the over-sized sandwich to celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial.
The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“A free 300-foot poor boy to celebrate #NOLA300! The public is invited to partake while supplies last,” the Facebook post said.
The po-boy shop will host the event in parking lot. Parkway will be closed during the event, as the restaurant normally closes on Tuesdays. The event will move indoors in the event of inclement weather.
Building the gigantic shrimp po-boy will take an estimated 130 loaves of Leidenheimer French bread and 175 pounds of fried Gulf shrimp, Parkway also said in the post.
While the restaurant will offer a taste of the po-boy for free, guests can purchase a cool brew for a good cause.
Parkway will also feature a special beer from NOLA Brewing. Drink proceeds will benefit the Al Copeland Foundation, a non-profit that supports local cancer research.
Festivities will also include a costume contest where participants have a chance to win gift cards to Parkway and Copeland’s Restaurant.
Parkway Bakery will also team up with the Al Copeland Foundation again in November to allow some diners to skip the line for its popular Thanksgiving po-boy.
For more information, visit Parkway Bakery and Tavern’s Facebook page.