Today, the conditions are ripe for a gumbo-and-boudin meal. The weather is gloomy with a slight chill, many of us are feeling that slight soreness in the backs of our throats and, well, anytime you drive downtown it’s difficult not to smell the smoker hard at work.
Johnson’s gumbo tastes like there’s a lot of love that went into it. The roux is dark and soothes a sore throat better than Chloraseptic, and the spice isn’t overwhelming but will clear the sinuses if you have the sniffles. It’s not uncommon to have an entire chicken breast in your bowl, and it’s tender enough to cut with your spoon — as it should be. If that’s not enough to convince you, then maybe the homemade sausage is.
Grab a bowl for lunch along with a link of boudin (it’s only $1.78 per link, so why not?). It’s not an ideal day to sit outside, but picking up an order is encouraged. Call 269-8878 and tell the wonderful people there what you would like. I hope it includes at least a cup of gumbo.
|Photo by Nick Arcuri|
Johnson’s Boucaniere is located at 1111 St. John St. downtown. It is open today until 6 p.m.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives http://www.theind.com/components/com_jce/editor/tiny_mce/plugins/article/img/readmore.png); clear: both; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "> “There are no poor people in Lafayette.” Valla Culpepper’s heard that one before. But her eyes have seen too much. She knows the statistics don’t lie — one in six households in Louisiana at risk for hunger — and after 36 years serving at Lafayette food pantries, she knows there are empty pantries and empty bellies in Acadiana. This month begins the biggest drives of the year to stock food pantries and bring hunger to the forefront. Organizations like FoodNet gather between 175,000 and 210,000 pounds of food a year and work through area agencies and pantries like Faith House, The Children’s Shelters of Acadiana Youth, St. Joseph Diner and the Red Cross to name a few. U.S. attorney’s offices in Shreveport and Lafayette alone collected more than 1,600 pounds of food and...
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