Cajun Style Crawfish Boils - photo by KLaCombe under CC-Zero
Cajun Style Crawfish Boils - photo by KLaCombe under CC-Zero

CAJUN MARDI GRAS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Cajun Mardi Gras in Louisiana for his show, Parts Unknown Season 11 Episode 7 (Originally aired June 17, 2018):

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DISH – Boudin Ball, Boudin, and Cracklings

WHAT IS IT?

Boudin Ball – battered and fried ball of sausage and molten pepper jack cheese; Boudin – sausage of meat, fat, rice, vegetables and spices; Cracklings – fried pork rinds.

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WHERE IS IT?

Billy’s Boudin
904 Short Vine St
Opelousas, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CAJUN MARDI GRAS NOTES

Billy’s Boudin & Cracklins is a popular boudin spot in Louisiana.

DISH – Rice and Gravy, Fried Catfish, BBQ Ribs and Stuffed Turkey Wings

WHAT IS IT?

Rice and Gravy – brown gravy served over rice; Fried Catfish – battered and fried catfish fillet; BBQ Ribs – barbecued ribs; Stuffed Turkey Wings – baked stuffed turkey wings.

WHERE IS IT?

Laura’s Plate Lunch II
1904 W University Ave
Lafayette, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CAJUN MARDI GRAS NOTES

Laura’s Two is popular all the time, but particularly busy during Sundays after church.

DISH – Oyster Po-Boy, Crawfish Étouffée and Pecan Pie

WHAT IS IT?

Oyster Po-Boy – sandwich of fried oysters; Crawfish Étouffée – rice smothered with crawfish; Pecan Pie – pie made of pecan nuts.

WHERE IS IT?

Suire’s Grocery
13923 LA-35
Kaplan, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN CAJUN MARDI GRAS NOTES

In Parts Unknown Cajun Mardi Gras, Bourdain describes Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant as “one of the more awesome locations” he has “ever found, the kind of breakfast spot” he “loves deeply. Menu right on the wall as you walk in, so you know what you’re getting”.

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