Boogie's from the outside. We drove right past it the first
time down the street.
Inside there is not much to the place. They'll take your order
at the little window and then you can watch the little TV while you
wait for the food to be prepared.
small BBQ joint with a really good reputation in the South Houston
area. All the buildings that share the strip mall with
Boogie's have heavy bars on their windows, but inside you'll find a
cordial proprietor along with his helpful young son. This is only a
to-go place. No inside seating for customers. We drove to a
drugstore parking lot and dined al fresco on the car's tailgate.
8035 W Airport Blvd, Houston,
Price: 3.25 (Wed. is
Boudain Day and the links are only $1 -- What a bargain!)
Presentation: The link
comes alone in a paper boat. The beans you see in the picture
were ordered as a side item.
casing is thin and crisp, benefitting from its time in the smoker.
In fact, the casing has a nice flavor all its own.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice
than meat and this is about the norm when it comes to Texas Boudain.
Texture: Moist and
not mushy with flecks of parsley and chunks of fat intermixed with
pieces of tender meat.
Overall Flavor: Satisfying
and smoky. This is an expertly smoked link of boudain.
In many respects it is a typical Texas link (in terms of the recipe)
but the way it is prepared allows the smokiness to impart a level of
flavor not usually achieved. It is light on the meat, but the
permeation of the smoke brings out flavors aplenty.
Comments: I doubt the link
would be rated as highly if it were not smoked. The BBQ itself
was good but not great.