Roanoke Full Stop in Roanoke, LA = A- Rated Boudin
Ambiance: Quite a nice setting. Drive about a mile off the Interstate and this gas station/store awaits. Located on a corner lot overlooking rice fields, the setting is pleasant and calming.
Location: 14010 Highway 395, Roanoke LA 70581
Price: $3.89 lb.
Presentation: Toasty warm; the links await you and will be wrapped in foil to be eaten inside or taken away.
Casing: A bit chewy.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice than meat. Meat still plays an integral role in this link and the hearty chunks of meat are particularly appealing.
Texture: Moist and delicious. The feathery rice comes with both whole grains and grains that have been cut.
Overall Flavor: Scrumptious. There is a strong parsley component here, but it comes from fresh parsley and it is not overpowering. Plenty of onion and peppers round out this link and ensure that it has a great flavor punch.
Comments: An unexpectedly tasty link in a place that deserves your attention. Next time you’re driving between Lake Charles and Lafayette go ahead and get off the highway to give the link at the Roanoke Full Stop a try..
Reviewed October 2010