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The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The 11th Annual Po-Boy Festival was held Saturday on Oak Street, featuring four stages, 14 musical groups and 30 different vendors, and two Uptown establishments — newcomer Simone’s Market and mainstay Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — were named among the best of the festival.

Oysters being prepared for the oyster rockefeller po-boy chargrilled oysters topped with Oceana’s rockefeller sauce from Oceana Grill. The Oak Street Po-boy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Simone’s Market, nearing the end of its first year open on Oak Street, won in two categories, best poultry for its “smoked fried-chicken po-boy” and most original for its “Lebacajun po-boy.”

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, a regular at the festival for years, won the pork category for its meat-heavy “Godfather” po-boy.

Other winners were:

  • Red Fish Grill’s barbecue oyster po-boy won best seafood and best overall,
  • Seither’s Seafood won best shrimp for the “Peepaw” po-boy.
  • Bienvenue Bar and Grill won best beef for its prime-rib po-boy,
  • Bratz Y’all won best sausage for the drunk pig po-boy, and

Seither’s Seafood served a “Pee Paw Po-Boy” served with local gulf shrimp, apple wood smoked bacon. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Robin Clabby, left, assists Reginald Nichols with vocals during Brassaholics’ performance on the Poboy Fest main stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Doyle Cooper performs with Soul Brass Band at the 8600 Stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Gal Holiday and Honky Tonk Review perform on the 8400 Stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Workers at Breads on Oak prepare a po-boy. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

King James and the Special Men perform at the main stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Charlie Wooton and New Orleans’ Funkiest Musicians perform with George Porter Jr., center, at the Frenchy Gallery. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Marty and Janice LeBlanc dance to Brass-a-holics on the main stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Kingston Joachim gets his face painted. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Kettle Black performs on the 8300 Stage. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Aaron Ackerson flips sausages on the grill for Vaucresson. The Oak Street Poboy Festival took place on Oak Street Uptown on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)