U.S.A. famous My boy, Po

The po' boy is considered to be the "shotgun house of New Orleans cuisine," despite the fact that the muffaletta is considered to be the hallmark sandwich of Crescent City.

Bennie and Clovis Martin, who had both worked as streetcar conductors and been union members prior to opening the coffee shop that is said to have become the birthplace of the po' boy

are credited with being the originators of the traditional Louisiana sub. It is said that they provided food to strike streetcar motormen and conductors in 1929.

An individual named Bennie was cited as saying, "We fed those men free of charge until the strike ended."

It was common for one of us to use the phrase "Here comes another poor boy" whenever we saw one of the striking guys approaching.

During the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, which takes place every fall, you may indulge in the well-known everyman sandwich

in its apparently endless variety (the classic fried oyster and shrimp sandwich is hard to top), and you can also protest against the incursion of chain sub shops.

Popular belief states that the classic Louisiana sub first appeared in 1929, when Bennie and Clovis Martin, who had worked as streetcar conductors and were also union members, opened a coffee shop that would later become known as the "birthplace of the po' boy." They fed the striking streetcar drivers and conductors.

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