Chicken on the Bayou. 2010. Breaux Bridge, LA.@Jill Richards Photography
Here's my best Louisiana travel tip: Don't ever ask a Cajun where to eat. Instead, ask a Cajun where he would eat.
Gerald and Margie Latiolais
If you want the best boudin (boo-dan) and the freshest crawfish, then head to the first hole-in-the-wall you can find. Or do like we did and ask your new friends Gerald and Margie Latiolais from Breaux Bridge, LA where they would eat. Although their first reaction was to send us to the "best" seafood restaurant on the water, they soon realized we didn't want to dine with tourists. We went to the Latiolais' favorite restaurant, Chicken on the Bayou, located in a gas station. Our meal of boiled shrimp, crawfish, alligator boudin and fried chicken was easily one of our best in Louisiana.