Po'boy lunches — with or without a tall boy of beer, sweet tea, or limeade — are components of a lunch menu that debuted early last month at The Front Porch, with eat-in or to-go options. Last week we tried the half fried oyster ($6.50) and special andouille sausage ($6) po'boys with sides of fries and coleslaw ($4) each; gumbo and potato salad are other possible sides. Our oyster po'boy was crisp, light, sweet, and had a fresh hint of ocean. If you have a big appetite and the andouille special is on the menu, it's worth a try ― expect a cheese- and jambalaya-sauced gem with hearty chunks of the spicy sausage. Other po'boy options are fried shrimp, seasonal veggie, and fried chicken; they come in half or whole portions. Beignets ($4) are the only dessert item at lunch.
The Front Porch 65A 29th St. (at Mission); lunch served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Weds.-Fri., though the restaurant will be closed Jan. 6 for cleaning