I love a good Po’Boy sandwich! Give me a traditional shrimp Po boy on freshly baked bread and I’m in heaven. The origin of the Po’Boy dates back to the 1800’s. There are numerous stories about how the Po’Boy got his name, but one popular local theory is about the Martin Brothers. They were former streetcar conductors and in 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleague’s free sandwiches. The Martins’ restaurant staff referred to the strikers as “poor boys”. The sandwich name stuck and with the Cajun dialect turned into Po’Boy.
Popular varieties of Po’Boys are with fried oysters, fried shrimp, soft shell crab, catfish, or crawfish served on fresh baked French loaves.
I worked with Kyle Van Cleave, Wild Giant Studio, who is a huge New Orleans Saints fan. We collaborated on this design to reflect the New Orleans vibe without showcasing Mardi Gras. I feel he did an awesome job showing off the traditional New Orleans Ironwork. Enjoy this Po’Boy!