Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli

Photo by Brandon Scott.
Photo by Brandon Scott.

Since late 2013 anyone who’s driven to downtown Tulsa straight up Boston Avenue has noticed new signage on what had been La Boca Loca, a Mexican eatery stashed in a corner on the ground floor of a parking garage overlooking the Chapman Centennial Green. Before it was street tacos and salsa, it was pita and grape leaves. When the doors opened again in February, downtown Tulsa got a taste of Southern bayou cooking with all the conveniences of a contemporary, upbeat deli hotspot. Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli sold us on its creative takes on the traditional po’ boy (including the hot roast beef and catfish versions on fresh-baked French bread), but it also won us over with an assortment of sandwiches on toasted muffuletta bread and faithfulness to Cajun and Creole classics such as slow-cooked red beans and rice, spicy jambalaya and gumbo (straight from owners Chris and Amanda West’s family recipe book). We found Patti’s amaretto bread pudding especially decadent. If that doesn’t entice you to downtown, Lassalle’s weekly specials will: oyster po’ boys, fried alligator po’ boys, shrimp creole and crawfish etouffee. Mercy! 601 S. Boston Ave., Suite A, Tulsa.