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Looking for a nearby eatery after Jazz Fest – try Luizza’s

 Liuzza’s by the Track has become a local hot spot in this Mid-City neighborhood, especially for the two weekends of Jazz Fest, when tens of thousands of festival attendees can’t help but walk by the establishment on their way to the Fairgrounds. Located a block and a half off Esplanade Ave and just a few blocks from the Fairgrounds, Liuzza’s by the Track is a favorite place to eat and grab a drink for locals and visitors alike.

Liuzza’s by the Track may not have invented the BBQ shrimp delicacy, but the restaurant amplified it when it stuck the dish between two slices of po-boy bread and suitably called it the BBQ shrimp po-boy, for which it is now well-known both near and far. The restaurant offers an even more extensive menu of po-boys, including garlic stuffed oysters and roast beef and other classic combinations.

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Liuzza’s by the Track also offers seafood plates, sandwiches, salads and specials like red beans and rice and pork chops on certain days, plus a legendary thin and dark gumbo. I send my guests here especially for this gumbo, I think it’s the best in town. If you need something to kick off your day at Jazz Fest or haven’t gotten enough once the Jazz Fest doors are closed, Liuzza’s by the Track is a perfect spot for dining and meeting up with friends and fellow fest-goers.

The interior gives it a homey feel, and it’s everything you’d expect from a well-worn neighborhood joint. It’s covered in fading memorabilia and sports cracked tile floors, rickety tables, mismatched chairs and a friendly staff who are ready to serve you draft beers, Bloody Marys and all the food you can handle during your weekend(s) at Jazz Fest—and any other time you come to visit the city.

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New Orleans Dining

Best Po-boys Around New Orleans

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No one does po-boys like New Orleans, and so many restaurants in the city have their own take on the beloved sandwich that it can be hard to choose which is the best. There are many things to take into consideration when finding the best po-boy in town, including the bread—toasted Leidenheimer, please!—meat or veggies, dressing and overall menu. Take a look at some of our favorites to get ideas for your next po-boy eating adventure.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern. Parkway has a long-standing reputation of being one of the best po-boy spots in the city, and it is beloved by locals and visitors alike. They have an extensive menu with all of the classics plus some unique additions like alligator sausage, caprese and fried sweet potato. Their fried shrimp and oysters are crispy and light, their roast beef is tender and sloppy with gravy, and their bread is fresh and crisp. (538 Hagan Ave)

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