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Flavors of the 5th: Burt's Meat Market & Cajun Foods

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"That pan sausage from Burt's is fabulous," Marcus Davis, the owner of the Breakfast Klub said. He's not alone in his opinion. Many people think the pan sausage at Burt's Meat Market is the best breakfast sausage in Houston. The sixty year-old Cajun-Creole meat market is located in the Fifth Ward at 5910 Lyons, just east of Lockwood and just north of I-10.

Marcus Davis grew up in the Fifth Ward, so when he opened the Breakfast Klub on Travis and Alabama, he proudly served Burt's pan sausage. But then the logistics got out of hand. They were going through so much sausage at the restaurant, Davis and his brother decided to start making their own blend. "I hope we can be like Burt's some day," he said.

Burt's is probably best known for its incredible steam table lunches. Their sausage,

boudin balls and smoked pork are awesome and the prices are crazy cheap--three boudin balls for a dollar? Don't miss the pork-studded greens, the meaty dirty rice or the bacon-wrapped jalapeños either. There aren't any tables, but there's a park with picnic tables a block or so farther east on Lyons. But whatever you get for lunch--don't forget to pick up a pound of pan sausage. Breakfast at your house will never be the same.

-Robb Walsh

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