RE: South Louisiana
I have stopped in Breaux Bridge a few times also. I dont remember the name of the place but they are a crawfish processing/seafood place. Small white concrete block building not too far off of the interstate. I could see a bunch of ladies in the back peeling crawfish tails for packing.
LOL, they had gar balls there...... I wasn't sure I wanted to eat gar balls but after they told me what they were I tried them. Pretty good! (and you people get your minds out of the gutter)
Also, I went to a processor near Breaux Bridge that sold de-boned chickens and ducks stuffed with such things as, shrimp and rice, crawfish tail and rice, alligator and rice, cornbread stuffing etc.. I brought back 15 chickens and ducks to put in the freezer and they were so good.
If I lived where you do, I would be as big as Paul Prudhomme.