Featured Photo: “Adult Coke floats” will be served at Cloud 9 Café during a 1950s-themed night on Wednesday, Nov. 2 during the first-ever 318 Restaurant Week.
As far as “stunt burgers” go – hamburgers that are outlandishly large and/or topped with bizarre toppings – Cloud 9 Café at Shreveport Downtown Airport is planning to unveil a doozy during the first-ever 318 Restaurant Week. At a 50s-themed event that will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, Cloud 9 Café will serve the enormous hot rod burger as well as “adult Coke floats,” dressed-up tater tots and all-American pies for dessert. The cost is a very wallet-friendly $35 per couple. In addition to the meal, there will be 50s-themed activities, music, a costume contest, door prizes and even an opportunity to tour Shreveport Downtown Airport.
“The way that I see the 1950s is: you went to the malt shop, and you knew everyone,” said Tiana Kennell, Louisiana Flavor reporter for The Times. Kennell is co-hosting the Nov. 2 event along with Cloud 9 Café owner Tina Palmisano. “That’s the atmosphere that we’re going to have that night. It’s going to be all about community.”
If sipping on a spiked Coke float makes you want to get up and dance, you can do that, as well. Kennell said that there will be a “sock hop ice-breaker” activity to lighten the mood and prizes for the best 50s-themed costumes.
“You can be a pin-up girl, a greaser boy, or Sandra Dee in a poodle skirt,” Kennell said of the optional costume contest. “Or you can invent your own interpretation of the style of the 1950s.”
Reservations are required in order to attend this special 318 Restaurant Week dinner. To make reservations, call (318) 562-1234 and mention 318 Restaurant Week. Check out the 318 Restaurant Week website for complete details from participating eateries and information on all five special one-night-only food experiences. While you’re there, enter to win a two-night stay at Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport and a $150 gift certificate to The Vintage Steakhouse.