Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, the Houston po’ boy company, is bringing its Louisiana-style sandwiches to Austin. It’ll be found at downtown music venue Antone’s Nightclub (get it?) at 305 East 5th Street starting on Saturday, October 27.
On deck will be four different po’ boys: the original (filled with ham, salami, provolone, chow chow, mayonnaise, and pickles); the super original (the original, plus more meat and cheese); turkey and Swiss (with mayonnaise and bread and butter pickles); and the tuna (with provolone cheese and pickles). Bags of Zapp’s New Orleans Kettle-Style potato chips will be sold, too.
Antone’s po’ boys will be available at Antone’s from noon to 2 a.m. daily. The sandwiches will found at Antone’s bar as well as its record shop, Big Henry’s Vinyl and Gifts, which means non-concert-attendees will be able to purchase the items too.
The sandwich company began in 1962 under founder Jalal Antone, and grew in popularity. There are now two brick-and-mortar locations, as well as two kiosks.
The music venue Antone’s originally opened in 1975 by the late Clifford Antone (whose uncle happened to be Jalal Antone) on Sixth Street, and moved around a bunch, including to 5th and Lavaca streets. More recently, the venue briefly moved over to the East Riverside-Oltorf area (now where Emo’s is) in 2013 and came back to the downtown area in 2015 to its new home.