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Monday, April 27, 2015

Guess Where I'm Eating This Shrimp Po'Boy and Win $25 to Cyrano's (UPDATED!)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

A delicious po'boy. Is that side of cucumber salad a clue? You tell us. - PHOTO BY SARAH FENSKE
  • Photo by Sarah Fenske
  • A delicious po'boy. Is that side of cucumber salad a clue? You tell us.

UPDATE: We have a winner! As reader Arzzp9 first guessed correctly, the sandwich in question comes from Benton Park Cafe. We'll be sending her prize in the mail shortly. Thanks to all who played, and see you again next week.

Original post follows....

Ah, the classic shrimp po'boy -- a Louisiana invention featuring meat of some sort on a French baguette, crusty on the outside, soft in the middle. Get it dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo, and gobble it down.

There's plenty of good 'Nawlins-style food to be had in St. Louis, even at places that don't necessarily specialize in it. Thank the Mississippi, which kept our cultures connected even as St. Louis became identified with the Midwest rather than the South.

Think you know where we ordered this particular po'boy? Leave your best guess in the comments. If you're the first correct answer, we'll give you $25 to Cyrano's (603 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-963-3232).

Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comment-entry field. One guess per e-mail address. Employees of the restaurant in question and the Riverfront Times are not eligible.

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