Eat This Now: N'Awlins Po'Boy

By Jackie Fender on March 10, 2014

I've recently shared my admiration of Boathouse 19's devilishly delectable desserts. I must not be the only one. During my last visit, the bartender informed me someone covered their dessert menu and used the phrase, ahem, "happy ending" in reference to 19's sweet treats.

Though I implore you to try any of its housemade desserts, Boathouse 19 also serves perfection from the front of the menu. Its N'Awlins Po'Boy is not to be missed. Served with your choice of shrimp ($13) or oysters ($14) this delicious sammie features a grilled ciabatta roll stuffed with southern slaw and huge, meaty lightly battered fried shrimp, which is complimented with a housemade remoulade. This remoulade really tops it off with a bang-whiz factor. In other words - it is amazing. I inquired what made up this tasty concoction and was told there were too many ingredients to remember but the mayo-based sauce included paprika, cayenne, celery and green onions among other things. This stuffs so tasty I could devour a tub of it.

The po'boy is served with your choice of a side of slaw, watermelon slice, Cajun fries or Boston baked beans. Naturally I go for the Cajun fries as an excuse to devour more of the remoulade.

Can I have some fries with my remoulade?

N'AWLINS PO'BOY, 11 a.m. to close, Boathouse 19, 9001 S. 19th, Tacoma, 253.565.1919