A cooked roast beef po' boy sandwich
NOLA's Mother's Restaurant Is Famous For Its Roast Beef Po' Boy
Mother's Restaurant in New Orleans is renowned for its Ferdi Special, a unique double meat po' boy that stands out from the typical seafood-filled versions.
This iconic sandwich features roast beef, savory gravy (aka "debris"), baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayo, Creole sauce, and yellow mustard on a French baguette.
Priced at $13.50, the Ferdi Special was named after a regular patron and local merchant who inspired the sandwich by asking for some baked ham on his roast beef po' boy.
It's been enjoyed since the 1920s, when Louisiana workers famously struck against the railroad company and their trademark sandwich gave an iconic nod with the name "poor boys."
Open since 1938, Mother's is also serving up a classic shrimp po' boy along with other NOLA classics like crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and seafood gumbo.