Friendly? - Yep!
Perhaps what makes the link so good it all the flavor of LA they put in
it. Their proprietary seasoning blend promises "The Great
Taste of Louisiana in a Can."
classic small corner store that has been serving the local community
with butchered meats for decades. With bars on the windows and
front door this can be an intimidating place. However, inside the
warm and welcoming staff will accommodate your every need. They
prepare a wide range of interesting meat products including stuffed
turkey wings and tripe. The meat case is well stocked and the new
owners have a standing commitment to return this iconic store to its
former glory. They're well on their way.
Location: 713 Surrey Street,
The Boudin, er, BOUDAIN
Price: $3.39 per lb.
Presentation: It is
kept somewhere in the back, but when it arrives it'll be steaming
hot and snuggly wrapped in butcher paper.
casing is thin and breakable, but it is mostly chewy. Perfect
Meat/Rice Ratio: Significantly
more meat than rice.
Texture: Meaty and
moist. The rice is fully intact with long grains complimenting
the meaty texture of this link. There is no green pepper and
Overall Flavor: A
rather wonderful--back to basics--link of boudin. This
generations old recipe does not include green pepper or onion and
the owner notes that it makes it a unique flavor with more
consistency. Honestly, I thought I'd miss the onion and green
p., but the link really stands on its own. It is heavy on the
meat and tasty all around.
Comments: We're glad that
this store continues the tradition of the U-NeedA-Butcher
recipes and friendliness. Give them a try. We think you'll
Known for years as Bruce's U-NeedA-Butcher, Bruce was Kirk's
Father In-Law. Krik took the place over a few years back.
When he passed away his friend, Blake Gallet, bought the place
to keep it running and he renamed it after his dear friend Kirk.