As a proliferating, family-owned eatery that specializes in authentic cajun cuisine, we take great pride in offering noteworthy gumbo, crawfish etoufee, red beans and rice with sausage, seafood platters, po-boy sandwiches, boudin links, chargrilled oysters and many more delectable dishes. Our team at The Original New Orleans Po-boy and Gumbo Shop are delightfully dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day.
Chef Darold Gordon is well-known as the Big Chief of the esteemed Mardi Gras Indian tribe “Young Navaho”. The Chief reminisces, “I started at an early age cooking at Al Copeland restaurants in New Orleans, La. My experience led me to become the Chef at Semolina’s, Planet Hollywood and the Executive Chef on one of the biggest oil rigs in the gulf, the Enterprise. I then pursued my passion for cooking, purchased a food trailer and opened my very own catering company, which catered to Mardi Gras balls, Social & Pleasure clubs, weddings and festivals. I was successful with the catering company and opened his my cafe in New Orleans. The cafe did very well until Hurricane Katrina. I lost everything but by the grace of God, I left with my wife and kids and relocated to Austin. I started over, purchased another food trailer and participated in all the big festivals such as The Bat Fest, Crawfish Fest & 4th of July Fest. The food trailer was located on SOCO for several until the lot was purchased to build an upcoming hotel. It is now located on Congress at C Boys Heart & Soul. Thanks to God and our loyal customers, we have two food trailers and have opened our first restaurant.”