Scott District EatLafayette Restaurants

Welcome to the Boudin Capital of the World! Inside of living high on the hog, early Cajuns learned to use every resource they could, stretching their pork. They combined the meat with rice, peppers, and seasoning to create a specialty sausage known as boudin, and they fried leftover bits of pork fat with the skin for cracklin. Stop on I-10 just west of Lafayette for a sampling of boudin and cracklins at several local markets, plus enjoy other Cajun delicacies like fresh seafood, crawfish and bread pudding at area restaurants. Settled by Southern Pacific Railway in 1880, Scott was located on the “Old Spanish Trail,” a trade route through Texas to Mexico, and is known as the place “Where the West Begins.” Today, it remains a popular stop for travelers coming and going from Lake Charles and Texas.

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