What brings you to Parkway?
I often come here right before a trip or a tour, because you can’t get a good fried catfish po-boy anywhere else.
Why catfish in particular?
I don’t know. I grew up in northern Louisiana [“Go to bed, y’all from Shreveport?”] and fried catfish is big there. I like the shrimp po-boy just fine, but fried catfish is just so good here. It’s not good anywhere else—either too fishy, or not fresh. Once I was on tour in New York and my band mate missed home so we found a soul food restaurant in Brooklyn that seemed legit and I got fried catfish and it was absolutely disgusting. Awful!
Yes. And brown!
So this is your sweet catfish heaven?
I love that you can come in and sit at the bar and order and don’t have to stand in line. Everybody’s friendly. I love it here.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave.