Arguing over who makes the best roast beef po-boy in town is a futile exercise when there are so many good ones from which to choose. But setting up culinary competitions is the meat and potatoes of the Food Network, the spot on your dial where people race to decorate "Sex and the City cakes," run around a giant kitchen pretending to be gladiators and compete in something called a 24-Hour Restaurant Battle. (And then there's this guy... and recipes like this... .)
All this ambivalence is prelude to the fact that the Food Network came down here not too long ago to stage a "food feud" between two exemplars of roast beef po-boy artistry: Parkway Bakery and Tracey's, and the results will air on Food Network Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. They're both really good po-boys.
I'll be watching. In the meantime, enjoy Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa cake for the millionth time: