Friday, June 8, 2007

satchmo

This is the side of New Orleans Take-Out a local cafe that serves up some excellent Creole food. Having never been to New Orleans I can't vouch for it's authenticity, but they do make some great po boy sandwiches.
If I remember this story correctly, the owner was getting tired of his building being 'tagged' by graffiti all the time, so he got one of the kids to spray-paint a mural of Louis Armstrong. It worked - no more graffiti.

6 comments:

Annie said...

That makes the old saying "if you can't beat them, join them" very apt.

It is touching to see something New Orleans there - that city has taken such a bit hit.

Kate said...

The owner did some creative thinking! It's a wonderful mural.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is neat. I like the idea too of getting locals to decorate the building. I wonder what is the "Po Boy" sandwich made of? It sounds delicious.

'cause that name always means good things to those who walked the mountains and such.

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Mimi said...

Great idea! is John Roussos still the owner? He always deid have a sense of humor!

Tara said...

Nice work! My compliments to the artist...

Hey Abe, a "po boy" is a sandwich made on French bread and dressed however you want. In south Louisiana, seafood po-boys are popular, like fried catfish, fried shrimp, fried oyster. You can go to Mother's on Poydras in New Orleans and get a debris po boy, which is roast beef and the gravy with the little bits of meat, or debris, that flake off during cooking.

alice said...

A good solution against graffiti! Could be done in many places...