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It's no longer rare for highly trained chefs to open sandwich places, so it was only mildly surprising when Ben Wicks left his chef de cuisine job at the well-regarded RioMar to open this Uptown po'boy shop. Wicks's sandwiches combine family recipes and fresh local ingredients, like never-frozen Gulf shrimp. We loved: Grilled shrimp po'boy with fried green tomatoes and remoulade.
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