How the Po' Boy Sandwich Got Its Name

The Po' Boy is often misunderstood. Many people mistakenly believe its name has do with feeding poor children. Here's the low down:

“On July 1, 1929, the Amalgamated Association of Electric Street Railway Employees, Division 194, went on strike to protect their union and job security against New Orleans Public Service, Inc.,” says culinary historian Elizabeth Pearce. “The streetcar operators were supported by many, including restaurant owners and former streetcar operators Benny and C

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