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Fully Dressed Fest (Photos)

On Sunday (11.23) New Orleanians took the debate over the city's best po-boy into the street. Oak Street, that is. At the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Fest, over 40 chefs served up their sandwiches to the masses. NoDef's Dr. Bill Copen was on hand to capture the sights at the scene.

Man works the grill at Vaucresson Creole Hot Sausages, the winner of “Best Sausage Po-Boy.”

Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop cooks up a long Short Rib Po Boy (Abita Braised short ribs with garlic mayo, arugula, tomato, and fried onion rings.) Later the big bread would be cut into smaller po-boys. Mahony's would win "Best Beef PoBoy."

Speckled Trout Meuniere Sammich dressed with Smoked Tomatoes, Arugula and Celery Leaf Salad and Meuniere Mayo from The Sammich.

Chef from Oceana Grill, fixing up their Oyster Rockefeller Po Boys.

John “Papa” Gros, Theresa Andersson, and Friends.

Oyster Rockefeller Po Boy from Oceana Grill

Fried Green Tomato & Shrimp Remoulade Po Boy: Battered and fried green tomatoes topped with creamy homemade Shrimp Remoulade from Jacques-Imo’s.
If you missed the winners, here they are:

Best traditional shrimp po-boy: Jacques-Imo's Fried Shrimp

Best specialty shrimp po-boy: Boucherie BBQ Shrimp

Best beef po-boy: Mahony's Abita braised short rib

Best sausage po-boy: Vaucresson Creole Hot Sausage

Best specialty seafood po-boy: Seither's Rock 'n' Roll 

Best specialty meat po-boy: Wayfarer Pastrami with Jarlsberg on Jewish Rye Po Boy loaf

Best pork specialty po-boy: Cowbell That Pork Thing

Best sliced pork po-boy: Walker's Love at First Bite

Best oyster po-boy: Redfish BBQ Oyster

Best game po-boy: Holy Grille Elijah's Mediterranean roasted lamb



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