Friday, July 24, 2009

Eating Out: Johnson's Boucanière

It occurs to me that getting out to eat lunch everyonce in a while is good for my sanity as a telecommuter. Thus, over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have started to build some time into my day for going out to grab some lunch food and take a mental break from the laptop. I have decided to combine this idea with my spirit of exploring and will be trying to get out to as many different local lunch places as possible to try them out.

Today's choice was Johnson's Boucanière. What is a boucanière? It is a cajun term for a smokehouse. Johnson's has been open for about a year in Lafayette and carries on the tradition of Johnson's Grocery which used to operate out of Eunice.

I just randomly picked this place out to go to today based on a quick search for plate lunches in town online. And it was a great find. First of all, the food was great. I had a pulled pork sandwich with two sides and a piece of bread pudding for desert. All for under $12 I think. Great homemade bbq sauce on the sandwhich and the service was super friendly.

I am not 100% sure how much the food was because as it turns out, Johnson's also carries CD's from local mucisions in town so I added that to my lunch tab. Picked up this disc from Linzay Young and Joel Savoy. You know you are in a local place when you grab the CD and the woman who serves you food says, Joel dropped off those copies himself!

I'll be headed back to Johnson's Boucanière in the future. The owner Lori tells me that throwing some smoked sausage on top of the pulled pork is to die for (still trying to figure out if I heard that right). Johnson's Boucanière is located at 1111 St. John's Street and is open from Tuesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M and Saturday 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.


Anonymous said...

sounds great - will be visiting soon.....

wilablog said...

Welcome any time!

Xularite said...

Ruby's is a restaurant!