Sometimes you just need a good po’ boy, and despite Houston’s proximity to New Orleans, that’s not always the easiest thing to do here. Enter Jazzie’s.
This flamboyant shack on 19th Ave west of Durham makes one of the best po’ boys in town. Started by two Katrina transplants and later sold to the current owners, the place stays true to its N’Awlins roots with pillowy bread, fresh meats, and plentiful toppings. You can’t go wrong with the shrimp version, which is so packed with the little guys you have to shove ‘em back in there. But the oyster is my personal fave; it arrives piping hot and teeming with perfectly breaded, lightly fried critters just begging for a splash of hot sauce.
Jazzie’s is tiny with little indoor seating; they’ve recently added a covered outdoor area with 4 picnic tables, though, where you can take in colorful views of the surrounding auto parts facilities. Or you can order your sandwich to go. Either way, service is hilariously awesome.
Avoid the boudin balls. Seriously. But go for a po’ boy.
Jazzie Café -- 1221 W. 19th Avenue