If there’s one aspect of life in Louisiana that attracts more attention than any other, it’s probably the food. The friendly folks at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau – publishers of the 20×49.com blog – have released a new print and digital publication called Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. Through colorful photographs, interviews with locals and (hopefully) fun profiles of restaurants, farmers’ markets, bars and more, this 20-page brochure aims to provide an insider’s take on the fascinating food and drink scene in Shreveport-Bossier.
Our goal in creating this brochure was not to provide a comprehensive directory of restaurant listings. Anyone seeking such a directory can find it on the tourist bureau’s main website, here. Eat Here was created to serve as more of an insider’s guide – written from a food lover’s perspective – to some of the best food and drink experiences available in our cities.
Why? Because, honestly, you’ve gotta get off of the beaten path to really experience our food and drink scene. Lots of folks know about the outstanding ice box pies at Strawn’s Eat Shop, for example, or the legendary shrimp buster sandwich at Herby-K’s. And those fantastic dishes are included in this brochure. But so are hidden gems like the duck on scallion pancake at Lucky Palace and the outstanding banana pudding at Sherry’s Diner. You’ll find those – and 23 other mouthwatering creations – profiled in this brochure. There are also sections on farmers’ markets, foodie-friendly festivals, signature cocktails and craft beer.
So, whether you’re a local food lover or you’re planning a visit to Shreveport-Bossier, we hope that you’ll enjoy Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. If, while you’re reading, it occurs to you that maybe you need to plan a trip to Shreveport-Bossier soon, well, come on. We’ll save you a seat at the table.
Hard copies of Eat Here may be picked up by visiting the Downtown Shreveport Visitor Center at 629 Spring Street in downtown Shreveport.