The Louisiana Oyster Trail
*I visited The Louisiana Oyster Trail on a FAM Trip, all expenses were covered, but all opinions are my own.
When I was in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana last month I had a wonderful time doing lots of exciting things. But one of the best things about visiting a different area is being introduced to new cuisine of sorts. In Louisiana po’boys are the sandwich of choice usually filled with seafood, roast beef, and turkey to name a few. But did you know that there is a special way to order them?? Me either until this trip. So here’s the official way to order your po’boy,
Dressed–Lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, pickles
I always did dressed because who doesn’t love a good sandwich with the fixin’s??
But now we need to talk about The Louisiana Oyster Trail! The Oyster Trail is a set of restaurants that serve only Louisiana oysters and was set up in 2012 and includes 26 restaurants in Jefferson Parish. While I didn’t get to experience all of them the ones that I did go to I loved. The first night we dined at the Acme Oyster House in Metairie (they also have one in the French Quarter) and it is one of the locals favorites. The Acme Oyster House has been in business since 1910 and are known for having the coldest oysters in town. The food was delicious, but the atmosphere was just as amazing. There was a spot to watch the workers preparing the fresh oysters and let me tell you the video doesn’t do them justice. They were fast!! I’d probably still be working on my first one if I had to do it.
When I travel I have a rule that was made when our daughter was little. The rule is try one thing out of your comfort zone every time you eat especially when you are traveling. So at the Acme Oyster house I had my first ever raw oyster along with Charbroiled Oysters, fried crawfish, Seafood gumbo, and of course Seafood Etoufee. While I didn’t eat a lot of each one I tried each one but the only thing I ate one of was a raw oyster. It was all delicious but I would have to say that my favorite was fried craw-fish which I didn’t expect to really like. But I enjoyed my meal so much that first night I also made Acme Restaurant my lunch destination on the last day of the trip.