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Local Flavor Baton Rouge Lafayette and Opelousas

taiga Dec 12, 2013 11:01 AM

Can you recommend some humble local places which are not fancy or trendy?

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    hazelhurst RE: taiga Dec 12, 2013 11:10 AM

    Bergeron's in Port Allen, Webster's in Cecelia, ma Mama's Kitchen in New Roads (good oysters Bienville, excellent turtle soup), lots of stuiff on I-49 between Opelousas and Lafayette. Of course, Best Stop, Don's for boudin, headcheese, sausages.

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      poncedeleroy RE: taiga Dec 12, 2013 05:00 PM

      Hard to find a fancy, trendy place in Lafayette and environs! Try Poor Boy's Riverside and Don's in Lafayette, Soops in Maurice just to the south for a plate lunch daily special, and Shucks in Abbeville a little more south for oysters. Johnson's Boucaniere in Lafayette for boudin or grocery store NuNu's in Maurice or Milton for boudin.

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        taiga RE: poncedeleroy Dec 13, 2013 06:31 AM

        How about in Baton Rouge itself. Any old, long running classics?

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          Leo in BR RE: taiga Dec 15, 2013 06:30 PM

          Some possibilities for Baton Rouge might be The Chimes or Sammy's for local seafood (and poboys, hamburgers, etc.), a unique version of pizza at Fleur de Lisle, or European from Pinetta's on Perkins Road. Any specific tpe of food you're searching for??

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            taiga RE: Leo in BR Dec 23, 2013 08:14 PM

            Just something Louisiana.

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          hazelhurst RE: poncedeleroy Dec 30, 2013 07:23 AM

          I ran into NuNu's cousin yesterday and he didn't even bring me any boudin! How inconsiderate....

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            taiga RE: hazelhurst Jan 16, 2014 11:55 AM

            I ate at Chimes, George's, Bergeron's, and Mikey Donut King in Opelousas and loved them all. Thanks.

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              Leo in BR RE: taiga Jan 17, 2014 05:48 PM

              Great choices! Glad you enjoyed your visit / dining!

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          courtneychorne RE: taiga Mar 9, 2014 03:19 AM

          In Baton Rouge, Mason's on Jefferson is great and they have all you can eat fried catfish on Wednesdays.

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