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Old 07-12-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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I might visit Shreveport in two weeks when I go to Texas. I may go on over the border. Is this a fairly large town? What's there to see?
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Shreveport generally fluctuates between 198-202k people.

Some things to do and see:
1) The casinos-5 river, 1 land. Loose your money here!

2) Norton Art Gallery- Azalea Dr. Near Uptown Line Ave. Largest collection of Remingtons in the US.

3) Centenary College-Meadows Museum of Art. Large collection of Indochinese art by the painter Jean Despujols who lived here until his death.

4) Riverwalk shopping and entertainment district on Red River in Bossier City. Includes a BassPro shop.

5) Restaurants-Herby K's, for the shrimpbuster which is a type of stuffed shrimp deep fried. Fertitta's Deli corner Fairfield and Sam Fertitta Dr. for the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich. Ralph and Kakoos for New Orleans and Cajun seafood experience (Bossier City). BBQ in the cities are Meh. Actually Jacks is the best I know of but its a real hole in the wall place in an industrial district.

6) Fairfield Ave South of I-20. Other cities call theirs the garden district; we just call it Fairfield, South Highlands, whatever-lol. Beautiful homes dating back to late 19th/early 20th centuries; obviously some are newer, but nothing that new. Get a feel of southern gentility here.

Anything else I may help you with? Or other readers, can you?

Something else you must try is the Nachitoches (pronounced Nack uh tish) meat pie. They are around many locales in the city. I don't think you will have an easy time finding boiled peanuts here (a little further east) and 99.9% of the restaurants you order tea at will ask "Sweet or unsweet?"
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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....and 99.9% of the restaurants you order tea at will ask "Sweet or unsweet?"
I'm hearing this NOW down here in Lafayette just about everywhere I go!! Is this some sort of north Louisiana encrosion into south Louisiana?

My default response (at least for now) is UNSWEETENED!!!

Just a lemon slice, thank you.

I guess at some point I will accidentally discover what I'm missing.....
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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I'm with you Jim. Unsweet with a twist of lemon. Either a person drinks tea or drinks sugar waterlol!

Exactly where from IDK, but it has been encroching for quite some time now. Now in Monroe, its still like 80% of the time you get a choice. In some places forget it. You'd think that rest'rs would want to help people with diabetes or dieters out.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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I'm with you Jim. Unsweet with a twist of lemon. Either a person drinks tea or drinks sugar waterlol!

Exactly where from IDK, but it has been encroching for quite some time now. Now in Monroe, its still like 80% of the time you get a choice. In some places forget it. You'd think that rest'rs would want to help people with diabetes or dieters out.
Thanks for the support! Nothing against sweetened tea, as I'm sure it would probably turn me in a moment of pure weakness. But, at the current time, my primary goal is to JUST GET THE HECK OFF OF DIET COKE for a change.

You see, I have some issues there.

Seriously though, I've switched to iced tea when at lunch and am surprised with the additional option here in the local eateries with that inevitable question.

North Louisiana seems to have encroached (just enough) into south Louisiana to provide us that other choice.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Ways get unsweetened tea at restaurants. However, at my mothers house I always drink her sweetened iced tea
the natchitohes meat pie made it down to the Lafayette area and I couldn't be happier
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