Wanted: Your Voice for Our New Local Food Guide

Featured Photo: The chicken salad from Cush’s Grocery and Market is one local food item that locals have suggested should be included in the 2016 edition of the Eat Here guide. Photo by Chris Jay/SBCTB. 

In early 2015, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (who are responsible for 20×49.com) published a local food guide called Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. The goal of Eat Here was to provide an insider’s perspective on the highlights of Shreveport-Bossier’s rapidly changing culinary scene through compelling editorial content, high-quality photographs and tips and recommendations that you could only get from a local food lover who dines out often. We even released a series of companion videos on Youtube

A photo of the Eat Here guide
Copies of Eat Here, a local food guide produced by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

We also included testimonials from local food lovers in a feature called “Eat Like a Local.” This section included photos of locals along with brief, one- or two-sentence quotes about their favorite local food items. We’d like to include these local faces again, and are asking if you’ll share your personal favorite food in Shreveport-Bossier with us. Just e-mail a brief quote (one or two sentences, please), along with a photo of yourself that we may print in the guide, to cjay@sbctb.org with the subject line “Eat Like a Local.” We’ll select a handful of our favorite submissions for inclusion in the brochure, which will be printed and distributed and will also be available for download and digital viewing. Last year, nearly 12,000 people downloaded the first edition of the guide and thousands more picked up a physical copy or requested to receive one by mail. Please send in your submission by Friday, March 4 in order to be considered for inclusion in the brochure.

We’d also love to know which essential local eats you feel that we missed in the first edition of the guide. Please take a look at the 2015 edition of the guide and let us know if we omitted your favorite local food item. For example, we’ve heard from locals and visitors alike that the chicken salad from Cush’s Grocery and Market (see the featured photo for this post) should have been included. Other suggestions have included the acclaimed mushroom burger from Blue Southern Comfort Food, tacos from Taqueria La Michoacana and more.

What’s your single favorite bite of food in Shreveport-Bossier? Let us know. Send us your opinion, along with a photo, by Friday, March 4. Thanks, again, for reading 20×49.com and for helping us tell the world about all of the great food in Shreveport-Bossier.    


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