Pat’s Grocery and Meats in Youngsville, LA = B Rated Boudin

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Location: 732 Young Street, Youngsville, LA 70592

Ambiance: A nice store run by hard working people serving the grocery and meat needs of the people on the ever-growing fringes of Lafayette. Youngsville is a small town with tremendous growth in its present and future. Pat’s has been a part of the past and should continue to be a part of its future.

THE BOUDIN

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Price: $2.99 lb.

Presentation: Plastic wrapped on a turquoise foam plate.

Casing: Mostly crisp.

Rice/Meat Ratio: More meat than rice.

Texture: Kind of dry. Kind of mushy. Possessing some whole grains of rice and some that are ground.

Spice: Very mild.

Overall Flavor: This dark link has a pulverized quality to it and the flavor of the liver is pronounced. With some flecks of fresh green onion, it has a true home-made quality to it. “Full Flavored” is a term that few would use to describe this link.

Comments: Pat is a great guy and this family business is worth frequenting. Their chili-cheese dogs looked awesome. Let’s hope that Pat’s expands as Youngsville expands. Thanks to Buck from Portland, Oregon for his insights into how this link’s flavor played with a Pacific Northwester.

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