I spurn others’ flagrant posting of food pics on social media, but there are some things we have down here on the Third Coast that merit a little showing off. Like this:
This here is what we call a “ten-napkin” poboy. Roast beef, dressed (that’s mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and pickles or “all the way” to most people), and sopping wet with juices and debris (pronounced “day-brie” which is really just all the little bits of fat and awesome that fall off the roast beef). There are plenty of other types of poboy including hot sausage, catfish, softshell crab, shrimp, oyster, and the ever-popular Peacemaker (that would be shrimp and oyster), but none of these are quite so sloppy and visceral an eating experience as a properly done roast beef.
The tater tots were a personal preference.