Those determined to get their hands on the fried lobster po-boy that GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com) brought to last month's Oak Street Po-Boy Festival had to negotiate a line for that at times stretched for blocks and could take as long as 40 minutes to traverse. This month, you can get a taste of the same sandwich by simply making a reservation.
GW Fins normally serves dinner only. But during December, the upscale French Quarter seafood restaurant is adding lunch on Fridays, with service on Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. In addition to dinner specialties, the lunch menu adds items like the fried lobster tail po-boy. That sandwich earned Best In Show honors at the 2010 Po-Boy Festival. This year, managing partner Gary Wollerman says, his crew readied themselves for an onslaught and ended up selling about 2,200 po-boys throughout the day.
"We averaged 4.6 po-boys per minute," Wollerman says.