Oyster Po' Boy from Domilise's, New Orleans
I can't explain my fondness for this sandwich; I couldn't have more affection for a sandwich if my grandmother made it. Maybe it's the funky rec-room feel of Domilise's, the cheery yellow building with a sign propped outside, or the honest, careful attention paid to every sandwich—but eating here simply felt right.
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"Kelsey starts the process by giving a whole beef chuck roll an overnight dry cure with salt and pepper. He then slow-roasts it in a low oven until it reaches a perfect rosy hue from edge to center. The ultra-thin sliced beef is piled high on a black pepper bun from Iggy's and topped with cheddar cheese and horseradish-spiked Thousand Island. The kicker is a handful of sweet, oniony, crispy-fried shallots, which elevate the sandwich to modern-classic status."