The popularity of review sites and apps like Urbanspoon and Yelp has exploded in recent years. As a regular user of both sites and their corresponding apps, I’ve discovered some wonderful new places to eat in Shreveport-Bossier. I’ve also noticed that our local community of reviewers can be a pretty hilarious bunch. As an experiment inspired by Holiday Lanes’ Marketing Maven Robin Williams, I’m going to be reaching out to some of the funnier Yelp and Urbanspoon reviewers in Shreveport-Bossier over the coming weeks and asking them to contribute some pieces for this blog. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite Yelp quotes about Shreveport-Bossier restaurants, excerpted for your reading pleasure.
Joyce G. on Southern Classic Fried Chicken: “Ohhhhh! They have no regard for Diabetes/Heart Disease/Blood Pressure issues…I would enter rehab for this place but since they will take plastic (since 2009); I just make sure to not visit as much as possible. It is a hard thing to shake.” Indeed it is, Joyce G. The more of that delicious chicken I eat, the harder it gets to shake anything at all! Joyce’s review of Southern Maid Donuts is also hilarious.
K.C.S. on Strawn’s Eat Shop: “My grandaddy, who was 88 at the time, asked me to bring him a Strawn’s chocolate pie and he would give me one of his TV’s.” K.C.S., if you bring me a butterscotch pie, I’ll let you climb up on my roof and take my satellite dish. There’s nothing good on TV these days, anyway.
C. Burris on Danh’s Garden: “You will slap the cook after eating their bun cha.” That’s the entire review.
A.J. Prince on Buttercups Cupcakes: “I find it beyond amusing when people complain about too much icing on a cupcake. It’s. A. CUPCAKE. Icing is not only piled on because most cupcake lovers covet and crave it, it’s piled on for decoration. It’s like…a man in a tux going out without the jacket. Or, instead of the tuxedo jacket, maybe he puts on a sportcoat or a windbreaker. Or a beanie.” Okay, so cupcakes are tuxedos and the icing is like the beanie? Got it!
Billy Joe J. on George’s Grill: “It is a glorious dinosaur on the landscape…It stands alone, eating the last few strands of grass on the terra firma.” Honey, you want fries or hash browns with that last few strands of grass?