Cowboy Cuisine – Gogo Gumbo! Boyd, Texas

By Steve Stevens

The first time I began my obsession with Cajun food was when I signed myself up for a Rodeo school in Iowa, La. The great world champion Monty “Hawkeye” Henson was coaching the saddle bronc riding. Iowa is down the road from Lake Charles.

Some friends who lived in Lake Charles recommended this quaint restaurant on the side of I-10 entering Lake Charles called ”Steam Boat Bills” to get something to eat. Although Steamboat Bills was a little bit of a tourist trap, my introduction to Cajun Cuisine couldn’t have been more profound.

When I entered the eatery there were red miniature lobsters, (so I thought) all over the tables. People were drinking cold beer and it looked like they were sucking the heads of these little bright red critters. Come to find out later that is the way true crawfish connoisseurs eat their crustaceans.

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