Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop - New Orleans

Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

While shopping on Magazine Street I stopped at Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop and made it there just in time before the hungry hoards arrived. A glance at the po-boy menu would be enough to attract diners – Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp; Liver Cheese; Roast Beef and Gravy; Root Beer Glazed Chisesi’s Ham and Cheese …

The food was as good as it looked in print; the reason for the long line of people became perfectly clear. I ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp sandwich and it was a delicious 10 on a rank from one to 10. The shrimp were huge, and the tomatoes, fried in a light batter, were full of flavor. They serve some of the best onion rings I’ve ever had (except for my own): very thin, and crispy with barely any coating.

Desserts are served with two spoons or forks. They’re huge and are made in house. How about Sweet Potato Crunch Pie or Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing? Better order a small po-boy so there’s room. The sweet potato pie, topped with pecans and toasted mini marshmallows was outstanding. The bread pudding, a firm variety cut from a loaf, less so.

Patience is a virtue here. There’s a bit of a wait for staff to deliver the food after orders are placed at the counter. It’s worth the wait. Salads, daily specials, including red beans and rice, and a kid’s menu are available.

Mahony’s has been open a couple of years and it's already been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. May it be the beginning of a long Magazine Street tradition. Full bar and with large TV. © 2009 All rights reserved.
See Food Network for Sandra Lee's version of Sweet potato pie:
See for sweet potato pie recipes
Emeril Lagasse's recipe for Spicy Fried "BLT" Po' Boy

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