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Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
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.
Business
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
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.
Dining
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Texas Toothpicks: Now, I’m not big on onions or jalapeños, but when you fry them and have the delicious dipping sauce, they taste real good. This is a great menu item to share with the table. Au Gratin Potatoes: If you like cheese and you like potatoes (and who doesn’t?), you will love these.
Business
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosted the J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year and The Forum.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
I’ve been known to enjoy a bourbon cocktail every now and then. My first choice in bourbon is always Maker’s Mark. Most people ask if I like that brand the best because my name is in the title. I assure you, it’s not. The flavor of Marker’s Mark bourbon is like nothing else and, to me, is as recognizable as Coca-Cola or Pepsi.
Dining
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Fry Bread: Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until we ordered it. Think a fluffy sopapilla, smothered in chorizo, onions and peppers, roasted corn, queso and sour cream. Iceberg Salad: Nearly a half a head of iceberg lettuce, topped with bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and creamy buttermilk blue cheese dressing.
Dining
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Chicken Caesar salad pizza appetizer: Yes, you read that correctly. They take a tangy chicken Caesar salad and serve it atop a crispy brick oven-cooked pizza crust for a unique taste that is superb. Strawberry Salad: Baby spinach, fresh strawberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, grilled chicken and drizzled with a honey vinaigrette dressing.
Dining
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
The BaconFest Burger: the burger patty is 65 percent certified Angus beef and 35 percent ground bacon, topped with a fried egg, pepperjack cheese, mayonnaise and more bacon. This is a bacon burger like none other. Did you see where I mentioned there’s actually bacon in.
Dining
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Tenderloin Filet Mignon. Served with whipped potatoes, sugar snap peas, Stone Forks cream corn, ripe tomatoes and spring onions. The steak was so flavorful and so tender you could cut it with your fork. I repeat, you could cut the steak with your fork. Cajun Mud for dessert.

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