Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe. Living in Historic South Highlands, it’s not unusual to run into me frequenting some of the many locally owned restaurants that flank Line Avenue and the surrounding thoroughfares.
Next Visit: Pulled pork taco, served with pineapple salsa. How could that not be great? PiriBBQ burger – angus beef, piriBBQ sauce, applewood bacon and cheddar cheese. I’ve never met a burger I didn’t love, especially if there’s cheese and bacon and BBQ sauce on it.
Maytag Walnut Salad: Topped with sliced green apples, tomatoes, tangy dressing, and of course, walnuts. Filet Mignon: Cooked medium, the way every steak should be cooked, with a side of hollandaise (which I would have no trouble drinking with a straw).
Great Raft Brewing, co-founded by Andrew and Lindsay Nations, served up a pint of one of their three flagship brews, Reasonably Corrupt, at Zocolo Neighborhood Eatery and Drinkery. In the short time since that first pint, Great Raft Brewing has exploded onto not only the Shreveport craft beer scene, but all over the Ark-La-Tex region.
On Oct. 20 at East Ridge Country Club, the Better Business Bureau hosted their 12th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. Emcee for the evening was Sonja Bailes, and Sheriff Steve Prator served as the guest speaker. Nearly three dozen local businesses were nominated in four different categories.