There are a lot of to-go options available along the St. Charles Avenue parade route. This year there will be one fewer.
St. Charles Avenue po-boy and sandwich shop The Grocery (2854 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-952) is closing. The last day of business for the spot is Sunday, Dec. 11, according to a post on the store's Facebook page.I'm sure I have taken more photos of The Grocery over the years than the just ones above and below. If I'd been more meticulous about tagging them I'd be able to find them more easily.
French Truck Coffee proprietor Geoffrey Meeker took over ownership of the business in February and revamped the menu to include new breakfast items while keeping many of the shop’s signature pressed po-boys. The shop was a popular parade day stop during Carnival and had been in operation for 30 years.
Here is one from this year after its recent paint job and management changeover. They reduced the menu a bit.
That Cuban sandwich was pretty nice, though. I'm not sure anyone else out there on the route sells those.