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

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

Owners: CJ and Linda Gerdes


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