Butcher shops are having a moment in New Orleans, and one in particular, Bourrée, is not only a great new spot for links of boudin, take home smoked and fried chicken salad, hogs head cheese and more meats by the pound, it's also a great place to stop in and get your chicken wing and daiq attack on.
Chef Nathaniel Zimet and partner James Denio, who own Boucherie and The Purple Truck, recently moved Bourree into the former Cafe Nino location (it had temporarily operated out of the former Boucherie space for a few months). The revamp features a no-frills yet well-curated space with antiques, an old school meat slicer, and a full butcher case. Meats are smoked out back—Zimet and crew have an entire Cajun compound going with gardens and smokers (no chickens as of yet)—and the emphasis is on whole-animal butchery with little to no waste.
Zimet tells Eater he's still trying to feel out what customers want more of in terms of specialty meats and menu options and will fine tune the operation in the days ahead. Until then, start with an order of wings, boiled peanuts, and boudin. Bourree also has 14 taps for beer, wine and cider and a rotating selection of housemade frozen daiquiris.
Bourrée Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon to midnight. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Closed Mondays). Phone: (504) 510-4040.