It may seem too obvious, but old-school sliced bread sandwiches are having a serious moment, especially if there’s an interesting twist or unique filling. Check out what’s between the “toast bread”—as locals say—and more than worth the carbs.
Killer PoBoys’ two locations, 'Big Killer' on Dauphine and 'Lil Killer' inside the Erin Rose bar on Conti, means two menus. At 'Big' there’s the "Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich" with romesco sauce, avocado, radish and crispy kale on whole-grain bread. At 'Lil' there’s a "Jameson Grilled Cheese" with aged English cheddar and Jameson Irish whiskey on whole-grain.
Aglio, a South Market neighborhood deli with house-cured meats, condiments and fresh veg, has a fine list of sandwiches, among which is the "Uncle B.B. Sammy"—a hot ham and cheese with garlic gremolata, lettuce and tomato on loaf slices of the shop’s signature black brioche.
Within walking distance of the New Orleans Museum of Art, petite 1000 Figs is well known for its falafel, fries and scorched Brussels sprouts. But the sleeper is a cozy chicken salad sandwich on fat slices from a Leo’s Bread loaf.
The buttery white bread at Turkey and the Wolf forms the foundation for "Leighann’s Fried Bologna." But the current star is a triple-decker "Collard Green Melt:" slow-cooked collards, Swiss cheese, pickled cherry, pepper dressing and coleslaw on rye.
New Orleans Cake Café, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Marigny neighborhood, has legions of fans for its messy-good Reuben with thick slices of corned beef, homemade kraut and Russian dressing on house rye.
Oak Street’s specialty grocery store, Simone’s Market, offers Louisiana-made, -grown and -raised products, a prepared-food case and an easy menu of salads and sandwiches. Get the "Pimento Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam" and house pickles on sourdough.
In addition to its gorgeous new décor, The Country Club features a lovely menu from chef Chris Barbato that includes his ramped-up BLT called the "BEAT"—bacon, sunny-side up egg, avocado and tomato on brioche pan bread.