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Review by: Michael Stern
Here, They Toast The Po Boys
While it claims to be “Louisiana’s best-kept secret,” Villager’s belongs on the itinerary of all devoted Roadfood sandwich seekers. Unlike most Crescent City sandwich shops, it toasts its po boys.
Pot Roast Is #1
Langlinais French Bread, baked in Lafayette, forms the foundation for sandwiches that are available full-size or half. Ingredients range from fried shrimp or oysters to sauce-drenched meatballs to the meatless Villager Veggie. When the Roadfood tour ate here, many agreed that the the pot roast po boy rates the highest. Get it fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, and mayo, dripping with beef juices that sop the good bread. You can get cheese, but I believe the cheese actually detracts from the direct deliciousness of the pot roast.
Great Side Dishes
French fries come as atypical chunks rather than twigs: lots of crisp exterior around soft insides. Corn nuggets are little deep-fried fritters with a center of sweet, creamy kernels. For dessert, funnel cake fries will remind you of freshly-fried state-fair Midway food, dusted with powdered sugar.
Although the sign outside says that Villager’s is “Louisiana’s Best-Kept Secret,” the secret has not been kept so well. The small restaurant offers far fewer seats than it has customers. Expect to wait for a place at one of the electrical-spool tables. If you need to eat immediately, can call ahead and pick up po boys at a drive-up window.
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