Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Good Eating Section

Article:  On a roll in the Big Easy
The oyster poor boy still casts a spell in New Orleans

Poor Boy Heaven

Casamento's, 4330 Magazine St., 504-895-9761
Eighty years old, this tiny tile and marble decorated gem serves impeccable raw oysters, fries its oysters in lard and sells an "oyster loaf on pan bread" ($10-$40) instead of a poor boy.  Dressed with mayo and pickle.  Leaf lettuce and tomato are extra. Essentially it is a po'boy except this oyster sandwich ($5.20) is encased in "Texas Toast," bread cut two or three times the normal width and browned in a toaster.  "It makes my blood run cold," says Leidenheimer bakery's Sandy Whann.

Our new hours are:
Thursday Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch
and 5:30 p.m. to 9 o'clock for dinner.
Sunday nights from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Closed Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Closed June, July and August and all Major Holidays

Casamento's Restaurant
Established 1919
4330 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
504-895-9761

Our Restaurant facilities are available for
Private Parties on Sunday, Monday or Wenesday evenings.

Owners: CJ and Linda Gerdes
info@casamentosrestaurant.com

 

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