Fun snack alert: meet Cajun boudin. Da Levee owner Justin Boehme has been experimenting with different versions of this classic sausage dish with plans to open a boudin-centric food cart, and I got a chance to try his aligator boudin.
Priced at $2 for a 2-ounce piece, it really is a snack rather than a meal. Basically, sausage casing is stuffed with a mix of meat (alligator, crayfish, shrimp, etc.) along with Cajun spices and rice. At Da Levee, that yummy mixture is squeezed out of the casing and onto a slice of Boehme's awesome, buttery Magic Bread. Very tasty. And don't be wary of the whole alligator thing--this stuff tastes a lot like your basic jambalaya, but it's a lot more fun to eat.
Boehme tells me he's in the process of acquiring permits and should have his boudin cart up and running this fall. In the meantime, stop by his fun Short North restaurant for sneak peeks at the boudin lineup. Or, really, any one of his Creole comfort food creations.
Da Levee 765-C N. High St., Short North dalevee.com Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday