Eating and Concerting: Old Tyme Grocery and NKOTBSB

Because I’m a great husband and also because I’m the best brother ever, I recently accompanied my wife, sister, and sister-in-law to Lafayette for the NKOTBSB concert. I had one condition for the torture that would befall my ears in form of young girls and older women shrieking: a shrimp po-boy from Old Tyme Grocery.

I found out about this place by coaching basketball. The coach who I was an assistant for loves this place. He also loves shrimp and has pretty high standards especially since his brother trawls for a living. He always has a freezer stocked. He is right, this place makes a great fried shrimp po-boy. It is set up like a grocery but with only chips and drinks to buy besides the sandwiches. They also server oyster po-boys as well as meatball, ham and roast beef ones. I have no report on these other sandwiches for I always get the shrimp po-boy.

They use large 10-20 shrimp on their sandwich and even though some fall off you never just get a bread bite. The bread is toasted yet still soft. I don’t like much on a fried po-boy, just a little hot sauce and mayonnaise. However, I would eat this one plain. The shrimp taste fresh and the batter is seasoned just enough. If you are in Lafayette, check it out. However, they are cash only.

As far as the concert goes, it wasn’t all that bad. I was in high school when the New Kid’s were popular so it brought many memories of hating the band yet always trying to find the right girl to dance to when one of their slow songs came on. I bought my sister a ticket as a present and she loved it when Donnie took off any clothes. And to be brutally honesty, they have aged a lot better than most of their fans. My wife adores the Backstreet Boys and to see her get so excited when she saw them made it worth it. Except for when she looked at Nick Carter. Then, I got a little jealous. Just a little.

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