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Smoked Boudin @ Willie's BBQ

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stellawine Sep 19, 2008 11:23 AM

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.

  1. MPH Sep 29, 2008 11:01 PM

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

    1. rudeboy Jun 7, 2009 02:39 AM

      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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        glorpisgod Jun 7, 2009 09:45 AM

        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.

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          Madcap Jun 9, 2009 07:42 AM

          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.

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        brattpowered Jun 9, 2009 08:13 AM

        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.

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