Fightin’ words: Scott seeks ‘Boudin Capital’ title
Janice’s in Sunset, Billeaud’s in Broussard, Don’s in Carencro — boudin purveyors across Acadiana, in fact, who pride themselves on the nuances in their own priapic pork-and-rice delicacy — may beg to differ.
Janice’s in Sunset, Billeaud’s in Broussard, Don’s in Carencro — boudin purveyors across Acadiana, in fact, who pride themselves on the nuances in their own priapic pork-and-rice delicacy — may beg to differ, but the city of Scott in northwest Lafayette Parish is poised to snag the crown “Boudin Capital of the World” via the blessings of the state Legislature this week.
A resolution before the House by Carencro freshman Democratic Rep. Stephen Ortego would confer the title on Scott, home to the Best Stop, a consensus pick as one of the better boudin makers in the region.
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The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
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