Photo by James Dickinson
Cajun-inspired Curbside Creations offers a diverse selection, including po' boys, quesadillas, wraps, burgers and more. Its popularity creates a queue, but my fellow diner and I were happy to wait for our selections as they were prepared fresh. We each tried a po' boy — oyster and alligator, respectively — and were delighted by the gargantuan portions.
Admittedly, the oysters were not quite world-class — the breading could have been more delicate, and the oysters could have been plumper. Then again, this diner was raised eating seafood prepared by a mother who grew up along the Chesapeake Bay, so these bivalves had a lot to live up to. Despite the oysters' flaws, the portion size, the savory chipotle sauce, and the grilled onion and mushroom add-ons made for a satiating sandwich.
The fried macaroni-and-cheese side was the highlight of the meal. Tender bites of lightly breaded mac-and-cheese harkened back to a more delicious version of the Velveeta-boxed creation from childhood.
As for my companion's alligator po' boy and seasoned fries, the ‘gator was tender and crispy and the fries were lightly coated in a classic Creole seasoning and came with tangy house-made ranch.
A plentiful meal for two totaled $27. Curbside Creations is perfect for the very hungry who seek a true taste of the Deep South.