July 23, 2014 10:00 AM

Smoked meat, fresh sides and the best boudin around


Take a trip downtown, follow your nose to Johnson's Boucaniere and let your stomach do the talking. You can't go wrong with any of the smoked meats-galore at this popular lunch destination, but there is one dish in particular that keeps IND Eats coming back for more: The country rib platter.

Photos by Kari Walker


Depending on how hungry you are, there's an option of the one rib platter for $8.75 or two for $11.95, and your order comes jam-packed with two sides and your choice between a scoop of jambalaya or a link of boudin in addition to the sides.

If a Sunday-style lunch doesn't suit a midweek meal for your appetite, check out the variety of sandwiches made of smoked pork, chicken and brisket. The lamb pastrami Reuben offers a little lunchtime luxury on Rye - lamb, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and a housemade cucumber-yogurt sauce keep things cool for summer.

Ask about the EatLafayette special and you can get a pork sandwich, chips and a canned soda for $6.96.

Johnson's Boucaniere
1111 St. John St.

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at kariw@theind.com find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.


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