Sadly, I cannot remember half the towns where we found these restaurants. Jamie, Help me out here....The Grapevine, where we went for Linda's birthday.
I don't know why it is impossible to get true Po-boy French bread outside of a very small area of Louisiana but once you've had it then no other will do.
Rule #2--If you aren't covered in powdered sugar when you finish then you didn't enjoy them.
If that sounds strange then know that you may order a mixed drink in the French quarter and take it out the door as long as the container is plastic. And if that isn't lenient enough for you then, more common than McDonald's are the drive-thru frozen daquiri stands! The adult snow cone! Those "don't drink & drive" advocates have a long way to go in Louisiana.
This very unassuming restaurant in Gramercy is called Nobile's. It is the perfect Mom and Pop restaurant. At one time the upstairs was a doctor's office and babies were born there. The restaurant was full--and everyone knew each other-- People went from table to table greeting each other, shaking hands and getting the latest news. It is Facebook before the Internet!