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Mar 3, 2014 7:43 PM by Alex Labat

Mamou Business is Mardi Gras Tradition

People have been grabbing their Mardi Gras goodies at "T-Boy's Slaughterhouse" for close to 20 years. "Mardi Gras in Mamou has been a very, very busy time for us. Every year people come from all over the country to see Mardi Gras in Mamou", says owner T-Boy Berzas.
Mamou is famous for it's traditional Mardi Gras celebrations, and that community gumbo just wouldn't be the same without T-Boy's. Berzas says, "We have some that come in and get their ingredients to donate for Mardi Gras. But we have a lot of people that have family and friends coming in from out of town and they get ingredients to cook and celebrate Mardi Gras with them. So it's very good for our business."
And while their boudin is award winning, and an integral part of keeping those celebrating Mardi Gras fed, those that shop at T-Boy's say that kindness is the secret ingredient to their success. Patty Peacock, a visitor from Galveston says, "We come here to Eunice, Mamou, everybody's like your long-lost cousin. It's like everybody takes you in, you're family. We've met the nicest people, and that's why we come back. It's family!".


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