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Parkway Bakery & Tavern Restaurant Review: Dating to 1922, Parkway Bakery & Tavern was shuttered for a long time, then brought back to life by local denizen Jay Nix. The simple, rustic building and the cooking are pure New Orleans, and the atmosphere is casual: stand in line to order and then pick up your food when they call your name. If there is a house signature dish, surely it is the flaky hot roast beef po’ boy, fully dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo. But about two dozen more selections will compete for your attention, including catfish, shrimp, oysters, sausage, ham and more. The huge hot dog is as juicy as they come, and as long as you’ve come this far south, have some sweet potato fries. Desserts, all made in-house, are classics of the Southern canon: bread pudding with rum sauce, banana pudding and rum cake. Wines are limited to the standard varieties Woodbridge offers, but you can get a Barq’s longneck root beer, too. Pay close attention to the local memorabilia and photos on the wall. The story of New Orleans is all right there.