Creole Carvery (New Orleans Airport)Jessica | June 25, 2009
I have been a very bad blogger. I try to update the blog every other day, but I am discovering how difficult it is to be a foodie on minimum wage. Without further excuse, here’s a great food option when traveling through Louis Armstrong International Airport’s Concourse C.
I always smell delicious things coming from the Creole Carvery across from the Airtran Terminal in the NO Airport, but have never eaten anything there, usually just because it’s too early in the morning for a po’boy. However, on my return from Atlanta a few weeks ago, I found myself arriving at 2pm, hungry, and smelling andouille just across the terminal. I ordered a sausage and pepper po’boy with creole mayonnaise and pickles.
For some reason, I thought I’d be able to eat this in my car on the way home. Wrong, wrong wrong. There was sooo much inside that fabulous roll (which really can’t be duplicated outside South Louisiana–they say it’s the humidity) that my first bite didn’t even make a dent. I ended up sitting at a gas station across from the airport until I was full, and that was only half of the po’boy. With the andouille and creole mayo, the sandwich was really spicy. Get a drink if you attempt this!
I love the textures you find in a po’boy, especially one with fried seafood. I had the chewy/flaky bread, juicy sausage and sauteed peppers, and crisp lettuce and pickles. A wonderful welcome home. Next time, fried shrimp!