Gene's Po-Boys, New Orleans Favorite, Will Close Next Month
Gene's was once featured on an episode of The Simpsons.
Owner Eugene "Gene" Raymond Theriot founded the beloved NOLA establishment in 1968, and the restaurant is now owned by his son, Eugene Joseph Theriot. The sandwich shop — open 24 hours — attracted everyone from locals to A-Listers, with menu standouts like a fried shirmp salad and catfish po-boy. You may also recognize Gene's from a cameo on The Simpsons during an episode that took place in New Orleans.
Theriot's son, Eugene Joseph, listed the property for a bit under $5 million earlier this year and the space has plans to be converted into condominiums. Sadly, business was never the same after Hurricane Katrina, and Theriot has long told his son to sell the eatery.
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Friends in the Crescent City, and those with plans to travel there in the coming month, be sure to make like Homer Simpson and stop by for one last d'oh—erm, po-boy.