Posted at April 22, 2014 by 0 Comment

“Don’t Chew ‘Em”: A Competitive Jalapeño Eater’s Advice to Cinco de Mayo Fiestagoers

Photo: Jalapeño-eating contest participants compete during the 15th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Photo courtesy of festival organizers. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, an annual celebration of Mexican heritage and culture organized by Shreveport-Bossier's local chapter ...

Posted at April 16, 2014 by 0 Comment

Win a Family Four Pack from Splash Kingdom Waterpark

Here at 20x49.com (a project of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau), we sincerely appreciate our readers. We'll take any opportunity that we can get to reward our 20x49.com community with a free giveaway. This week, ...

Posted at April 15, 2014 by 0 Comment

Down South Cajun Seafood: The Newest Branch on the Freeman & Harris Cafe’s Family Tree

Last Spring, I spent a month or so looking into the origins of Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp, a unique style of stuffed shrimp made popular by the historic Freeman & Harris Café (which, at one point, was the ...

Posted at April 14, 2014 by 0 Comment

Leadbelly and Fannin Street

For Shreveporters, Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter (1888-1949) represents an iconic music figure from our own backyard.  Growing up in nearby Mooringsport, the bright red lights of St. Paul’s Bottoms neighborhood (renamed Ledbetter Heights in 1982) ...

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Posted at April 10, 2014 by 7 Comments

Three Places in Shreveport That I’d Take Jack White

Jack White will perform at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Monday, June 2. Rock music fans in and around Shreveport-Bossier received a ...