Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Poor Man's Special - New Orleans
New Orleans is full of meat markets. To this New Englander, the people of New Orleans seem to eat a lot of meat... a lot. Many of these unimposing shops sell package deals of vast quantities of meat by the carton for a reasonable price.
The Orleans Center Food Mart (2707 Orleans Street at the corner of North Broad) tucked a flyer in my door the other day. Of all the items advertised, only three of them were not meat. They were: Mama's Chinese Noodles for $8.99 a case, a six pack of Busch beer for $4.99, and a twelve pack of Coke or Pepsi for $3.99. Everything else featured on the flyer's four pages was flesh of some kind, the interior two dedicated to package deals. Here's a sample:
Poor Man's Special: $69.99
5 lb smoked sausage
5 lb pig tails
5 lb ground meat
5 lb chicken wings
5 lb pickle tips (this seems to be pig's feet)
5 lb leg quarters (I assume chicken)
5 lb pork chops
1 free case of soda.