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The Crescent City’s Greatest Po’boys

Seventy-two hours of gravy-faced, napkin-thrashing, French bread-crunching taste-testing of New Orleans’ most beloved sandwich

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casamento fried oyster loaf

The Shining Pearl

Casamento’s Restaurant

Unconventional hours haven’t kept this 89-year-old oyster mecca from drawing lines outside its tiled quarters. Accolades and food shows have followed, mainly for its blissful po’boy hybrid: the fried oyster loaf. Made with thick-cut white Bunny Bread, it is packed four inches high with lightly corn-floured oysters simmered in lard in cast iron pots. 4330 Magazine St., casamentosrestaurant.com