Liuzza’s By the Track
1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA
Web Site: http://www.nola.com/sites/liuzzas/
Liuzza’s By The Track is one of our favorite locals places in New Orleans — their gumbo, while not super-thick like some of the other types served in the city, is of the dark roux variety and is utterly packed with meat. They are also the only restaurant in the city that serves the Barbecue Shrimp Po Boy, and is the prime reason we seek the restaurant out.
Liuzza’s By The Track on North Lopez Street.
Liuzza’s on a Monday afternoon. It’s much quieter this time of the day.
Here’s what the dining room looks like on a typical evening. This photo was taken in May of 2005.
Liuzza’s bar is a great place to cozy up to a beer and a bowl of gumbo.
Liuzza’s Iced Tea — man-fist sized!
Liuzza’s dark roux chicken, shrimp, crab and sausage gumbo, which stands out among my favorites in the city.
The BBQ Shrimp Po Boy, which is an entire French loaf that has been hollowed out into a tube, with one of the ends cut off and is then utterly stuffed to the brim with Barbecue Shrimp, small shrimp which have been sauteed in (lots of) butter with a hit of hot sauce and (lots of) black peppper and lemon juice. Simple yet unbelievably rich and tasty, and a shrimp lover’s paradise. You’ll need a fork and knife to eat this Po Boy, and be careful not to burn yourself on the lava-hot shrimp.