Boogie’s BBQ in Houston, TX = A Rated Boudin


Ambiance: A small BBQ joint with a really good reputation in the South Houston area. All the buildings that share the strip mall with Boogie’s have heavy bars on their windows, but inside you’ll find a cordial proprietor along with his helpful young son. This is only a to-go place. No inside seating for customers. We drove to a drugstore parking lot and dined al fresco on the car’s tailgate.Boogies_BBQ_4

Location: 8035 W Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77071  — (713) 723-7775


Boogies_BBQ_2Price: 3.25 (Wed. is Boudain Day and the links are only $1 — What a bargain!)

Presentation: The link comes alone in a paper boat. The beans you see in the picture were ordered as a side item.

Casing: The casing is thin and crisp, benefitting from its time in the smoker. In fact, the casing has a nice flavor all its own.

Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice than meat and this is about the norm when it comes to Texas Boudain.


The link of smoked boudain was quite tasty and filling to boot. Notice the large chunk of fat to the far right of the close-up interior picture and the predominance of rice.

Texture: Moist and not mushy with flecks of parsley and chunks of fat intermixed with pieces of tender meat.

Spice: Mild

Overall Flavor: Satisfying and smoky. This is an expertly smoked link of boudain. In many respects it is a typical Texas link (in terms of the recipe) but the way it is prepared allows the smokiness to impart a level of flavor not usually achieved. It is light on the meat, but the permeation of the smoke brings out flavors aplenty.

Comments: I doubt the link would be rated as highly if it were not smoked. The BBQ itself was good but not great.

Reviewed March 2011