Janise’s Supermarket in Sunset, LA = A Rated Boudin

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Ambiance: Yabadabadoo!!! This is a great place. A fine independent grocer with an out-of-this-world cinnamon roll, hot and gooey, ready to be eaten before or after your link. And, you know this place is for “real” people when they’re selling hot, stuffed, crabs at 8:30 on a Saturday morning. It’s also a hang-out for local teachers at lunchtime and for those catching after school snacks.

Location: 147 Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset, LA — Contact: 337-662-5512 –Hours: Sun-Sat 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

THE BOUDIN

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Cost: $3.19 lb.

Presentation: At the back of the store in the hot/deli section you’ll have it placed in nice piece of butcher paper.

Casing: A snap and a tizzle will get it done.

Texture: Plenty of meat and plenty of full grain rice. This delightful link also has plenty of green onion, parsley, and black pepper. There is a slight pastiness to the innards, but it’s all good.

Rice/Meat Ratio: More meat than rice.

Spices: Hot. Not subtle hot, but Hot Hot. We like it that way.

Overall Flavor: Scrumptious. Absolutely scrumptious!!!!

Comments: Word on the street is that this is the most “hygienic” boudin in Acadiana. What exactly that means, or if it is even remotely true we cannot attest to, but Janice’s has some buzz going and they deserve it. How good are the cinnamon rolls? Well, consider this, according to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser (May, 12, 2007) when outgoing Sunset Mayor Danny Louviere leaves office he will have run up quite a tab charged to the town including “More than $2,100 spent at Janice’s Supermarket for plate lunches, deli items, pork steaks, desserts, breakfast items and drinks from June 2005 to July 2006. That total included more than $50 on honey buns, which were purchased individually throughout the year.” I think those “honey buns”, are what I’m calling a “cinnamon roll.”

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Reviewed April 2007

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