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[Update: Facebook has spoken. Dean-O’s announced that Cajun Violation is the new name of its boudin pizza.]

Dean-O’s Pizza, facing a potential lawsuit from a Baton Rouge restaurant over the Lafayette pizzeria’s use of the term “Boudin Pizza,” has narrowed down hundreds of ideas submitted through Facebook for a new name for its boudin pizza. No. 1 on owner Tim Metcalf’s list is “Boudin-licious” submitted by Neil Reviere — our personal fave — along with “Cajun Violation” by Jennifer Comeaux (No. 2) and “Boo-Dat” by Michelle Dixon (No. 3). If I were a betting man I’d place my wager on Boo-Dat, which has three things going for it: a phonetic friendliness with boudin, a reaction to the cease-and-desist letter and a rhymy reference to the New Orleans Saints.

Metcalf is asking Facebook fans of the local eatery to vote on the three choices and he’ll announce the winner around 4 p.m. today.

The fracas over “Boudin Pizza” began this past Friday when Metcalf received a cease and desist letter from a law firm representing Pastime Restaurant in Baton Rouge, which amazingly managed to register a trademark for “Boudin Pizza.” Metcalf rightfully contends that boudin is a generic term for a Cajun rice-and-pork delicacy and should no more be subject to a proprietary trademark than pepperoni or sausage. But he also recognizes the expense that would be involved in challenging Pastime’s silly claim to the name.

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