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    by Cabana_Boy Updated Jul 16, 2003

    Big Al's reputation proceeds this Houma institution far and wide...Big Al's is seafood... A local recently told me that Big Al has a little gig going on with his crawfish. Seems he owns his own ponds; so, he has better control over supply and can offer those bad boys cheaper since the middle man is cut out of the picture. I guess the middle men would be people who own ponds...not fishermen.

    Anyway, she went on to say that Big Al even has a deal with Louisiana State University to study crawfish...and thus, Big Al's second comparative advantage over other crawfish restaurants. Seems LSU is looking into ways of breeding larger crawfish, so, Big Al's crawfish are larger and more meaty.

    Favorite Dish: It's all good...fresh fish, shrimp, crabs, oysters and Po-boys, but you have to get down to business with Louisiana crawfish.

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    by Cabana_Boy Updated Nov 5, 2002

    While in Houma, you may find your choices of cusine strictly limited...that is to seafood done up Louisiana style.

    Favorite Dish: I tend to lean toward the Hunan Chicken. It's a throw back to my university days in Muncie, Indiana. I used to get the Hunan Chicken all the time at the China Buffet on North Wheeling...it was the best. So, I keep ordering the Hunan Chicken wherever I go trying to find one better... I swear, between me and AJ, we put that dude's kids through college and graduate school back in Muncie.

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    by Cabana_Boy Updated Nov 23, 2002

    One the things I loved about hanging around Southern Louisiana is the local dialect. A real lazy use of the English langauge with a lot of French words (Sir names and names of places, towns) thrown in and then mixed with that Cajun accent that cannot be found anywhere other than Terre Bonne Parish. Many times, a phrase that is really three or four words long ends up being only one continous word in the swamps and along the bayous of Southern Louisiana.

    To help give you a taste of Houma's cultural background, I thought I would provide a list of funny or even remarkable qoutes that I have over heard while in Houma:

    1. Ooooh...lord
    2. Dun Wurri 'bout Nohtin'
    3. You can't get better seafood other'n Big Al's
    4. Yankee, if Cajuns wouda join da Confederates during da war, that flag woud be flying somewhere other'n jus Mississippi
    5. You from Indiana...you go campin' 'n fishin' up ere?
    6. I dun know what you're talkin' 'bout, us Coonasses don't know stuff like dat.
    7. We been kicked outta every country...they'll probably kick us outta here nex. (referring to those with Acadian ancestry).

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