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Mediocre Lunch at Mahony's


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Mediocre Lunch at Mahony's

N.O.Food | Apr 20, 2009 11:35 AM

Just ate at Mahony's for lunch, and it was pretty disappointing. I've been there 4 or 5 times, and so far, I've discovered that I only like their meatball poboy, their fries, and their onion rings. Everything else I've had there has been pretty bad. Today, I got the cochon de lait poboy, and the wife got fried shrimp. Cochon was bad. Large chunks of bland and very, very dry pork. I'm not sure how they got the meat this dry. Boston Butts aren't that hard to keep moist. They tried to save it by piling an inch of cole slaw on it, but even that couldn't salvage this sandwich. Nothing good about it. Would have sent it back, but my wife was in a hurry to get back to work.

My wife's fried shrimp had 4 shrimp on it. Granted, they were larger than typical poboy shrimp (maybe 15 count), but on an 8" piece of french bread, that wasn't enough. It was basically a bread sandwich. That sandwich needed at least 8 shrimp of that size.

Fries were good. Home cut and fresh out of the grease. Everything else was pretty bad. It'll still be my go-to joint for meatball poboy's, but I think I'll stick to that from here on out.

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