This is one half of a muffuletta* sandwich at the Central Grocery Co. It was quite tasty and unique to New Orleans. I washed it down with a bottle of Barq's Root Beer, which was available in nearly every restaurant. Strangely, the bottles of Barq's in New Orleans never identify what kind of beverage it is --they are simply called, "Barq's." In Ohio, Barq's sells several varieties of flavors, all clearly marked. I grew up drinking Barq's Red Creme Soda. It turns out that Barq's ORIGINATED in New Orleans. Who knew!

* Muffuletta: "consists of the round loaf of crusty Italian bread, split and filled with layers of sliced Provolone cheese, Genoa salami and Cappicola ham, topped with Olive Salad: a chopped mixture of green, unstuffed olives, pimientos, celery, garlic, cocktail onions, capers, oregano, parsley, olive oil, red-wine vinegar, salt and pepper."

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