Don and I have passed this sign numerous times on our drive from Houston to New Orleans.
A while back, we approached the little meat market/restaurant at lunchtime. It was time to find out what these little pigs were celebrating.
A Missing Sign
Usually Don and I meander off I-10 to one of the many small towns for a lunch break. But this little spot was right off the interstate.
They had more than 1 sign to alert us. Maybe more than 2 signs at one time.
Cracklins and Boudin!
Actually those bold words written on the cement block wall, did not entice me.
But I did want to eat something Cajun, to celebrate Louisiana.
This artwork gets the prize!
I sure hope these guys aren't cooking up relatives. It's kind of creepy really.
The glass case of meats greeted us when we entered.
I was a little afraid to study too long. At least we had read good reviews.
On top of the case there was another pig to greet us.
I'm not sure about this piece of pig art.
I ordered the daily special that came in a handy Styrofoam box. Jambalaya with corn, roll and a brownie. The jambalaya was surprisingly mouth watering. The sausage wasn't overly spicy and I believe I detected flavor bursts of brisket.
Don went for a basic burger, which is sort of unlike him, especially since this place is really all about the meat.
Workmen were using up the few tables inside, so we took a seat at the picnic table under a shady roof.
We dined and watched the cars and semis fly by on I-10. Traffic doesn't always move so fast on this route. I'm hoping our next huge pile up on I-10 slows us down at the exit for Lil' Cochan's. I would rather watch the traffic crawl from this picnic table!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.