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Maxim’s New Orleans Mardi Gras Food Guide

401 Poydras St

The place:
This cafeteria-style spot is old (what in New Orleans isn't?) and its food is as deliciously salty as its staff (we mean the last part metaphorically. We didn’t lick the staff).

Ferdi Special
po boy

Cameron's take:
Po' boy enthusiasts usually bypass Mother's, but this moist and meaty sandwich demands your attention. Paired with a cup of the thick and tasty Crawfish Etoufée, Guy's can take a backseat.

Shrimp Po' Boy

Nick's take:
This beast had more shrimp in it than…than…than something that normally has, like, a lot of shrimp in it. Like, loads. Sorry, I’m too full of saucy, amazing shrimp to think of anything clever to say.