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Sep 19, 2008 11:23 AM

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.

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  1. Good stuff, isn't it? I haven't been to Willie's in a long time. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. I could go myself, or call them on my own, but for the sake of discussion - does this place still exist and sell that boudin?

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      1. re: rudeboy

        willies? hell yeah. that place is an east austin institution. its some fine boudin. plus their mutton is good! gotta hit up lewis bbq though, havent been there in a bit.

        1. re: glorpisgod

          Ate at Lewis bbq last Friday. Brisket was nothing special but the ribs, oh the ribs. Some of the juiciest, most tender ribs I've ever had.

      2. 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.