Crunch into “The Dr. Hotez One World Banh Mi” sandwich at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

Photo: Becca Wright, courtesy of Antone's Famous Po' Boys

Savor the flavors of “The Dr. Hotez One World” Banh Mi by Dr. Peter J. Hotez and Chef Alex Padilla, available at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys’ Galleria, Medical Center and North Loop locations through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021.

Local hero and leading voice in vaccine development and global health, Dr. Peter J. Hotez has partnered with Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys and Chef Alex Padilla for the special release of the “The Dr. Hotez One World” Banh Mi; featuring thinly sliced marinated beef on house-baked French bread, served with pickled carrots, cucumber, daikon radish, papaya with a roasted garlic-sambal aioli and fresh jalapeño, for $8.95.

The newest installment in the Antone’s “H-Town Originals” campaign is meant to honor the work of Dr. Hotez as one of health care’s most influential people in the world. Fifty percent of the proceeds from “The Dr. Hotez One World” banh mi will benefit Texas Children’s Hospital to support the hospital’s Center for Vaccine Development.

The sandwich will be featured on Antone’s menus through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021.

The Doctor Hotez One World Banh Mi | Photo: Becca Wright; Courtesy of Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

“H-Town Originals” at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

The “H-Town Originals” series from Antone’s features a sandwich created by a local celebrity, with partial proceeds from the sale of their sandwich benefiting and raising awareness of a favorite charity of their choice.

Past installments include signature sandwich items by Houston Texans All-Pro linebacker Whitney Mercilus, Bun B, and more.

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Dr. Peter Hotez and Chef Alex Padilla | Photo: Becca Wright; Courtesy of Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

About Dr. Peter J. Hotez

Houston’s Dr. Peter Hotez has been a tireless advocate for vaccination advancement, a lead researcher and specialist in the field of infectious diseases, and a prominent global health voice throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Hotez serves as Texas Children’s Hospital Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, co-director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

He is also the author of four books, including the recent release, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-Science.

Chef Alex Padilla prepares “The Dr. Hotez One World” Banh Mi | Photo: Becca Wright; Courtesy of Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

About Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

Founded in 1962 as Antone’s Import Co. by Jalal Antone, the original Antone’s market catered primarily to the city’s Syrian and Lebanese immigrants long before generations of Houstonians grew smitten with the restaurant’s unique po’ boys and other delicious dishes.

Four of Antone’s traditional sandwiches are available at approximately 200 grocery outlets throughout Texas (HEB, Randalls, and Kroger), in addition to broader menu items at their three Houston locations on the West Loop, North Loop, and in Medical Center and Antone’s grab-and-go kiosks (weekday only) in Greenway Plaza and the Downtown Tunnels.

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Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

“The Dr. Hotez One World” Banh Mi by Dr. Peter J. Hotez at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

The Doctor Hotez One World Banh Mi | Photo: Becca Wright; Courtesy of Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys

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