Smoked Boudin @ Willie's BBQ
I've been eating Willie's (on waaay east MLK@ Springdale)mutton (thank's to a CH rec.) for years now. For some reason, I hadn't deduced that the Hot Boudin links on their menu were ALSO smoked. Bonehead ! I'm now ADDICTED to what is certainly Austin's Best Boudin. I crave it daily. Go. Eat. Swoon ! Spicy, smoky Boudin. Here. In Austin.
Tried Willie's for the first time yesterday, and picked up the boudin and a half-pound of brisket. The boudin wasn't Louisiana caliber, but is the best I've had in town and definitely not borderline nasty like the boudin I got at Sambet's. It's nicely spiced and has a VERY crisp casing that makes it possible to eat straight up instead of squeezing the filling out or dealing with a stringy casing. I would have liked it to be a little more moist and maybe cheaper ($2.85 for a single link).
The brisket was moist and tasty, but could have stood to be smoked longer. I like my brisket to be almost falling apart and this definitely needed some knife pressure, but it was good nonetheless. The ribs looked delicious and I look forward to trying them and reporting back. I encourage everyone to stop by and check out this local institution.