Local Cultural Highlights
20x49 - A local blog highlighting our neck of the woods
True South - Episode hosted by John T. Edge, featuring Shreveport-Bossier.
Local Events & Attractions
Prize Fest - Annual festival with prizes for food, film, music, and fashion.
Worth Checking Out
Artspace - Downtown Art Center and Venue.
Chimp Haven National Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Check out their Discovery Days!
R.W. Norton Art Gallery - Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Red River National Wildlife Refuge - Great for a hike or a quick paddle.
Renzi Education & Art Center - Free after school program. Near campus. Great place to volunteer.
Robinson Film Center - Local Art House Movie Theatre with bistro and bar, Abby Singer’s.
Food & Restaurants
Danh’s Garden - Thai, Vietnamese.
El Compadre - Mexican & Seafood, local, family-owned and operated, walking distance from campus.
Fat Calf Brasserie - French-inspired Southern cuisine featuring seasonal and locally farmed foods. Within walking distance from campus.
India’s Restaurant - Indian food, vegetarian options, great lunch buffet, walking distance from campus.
Pho L’amour - Vietnamese, Noodle shop, solid vegetarian options.
Strawn’s Eat Shop - Local diner and hangout. Good for breakfast. Famous for its Icebox Strawberry Pie. Walking distance from campus.
Taqueria La Michoacana - Delicious and affordable Mexican food.
Well+Fed - Cold-pressed juice bar and café. Vegan, organic, gluten free.
Don Juanz - Cali Mex. Awesome fish tacos.
Great Raft Brewing - Local craft brewery and tap room.
Herby K’s - Southern food. Historic. Great gumbo and famous for its “Shrimp Buster.”
Ki Mexico - Mexican. Amazing tacos, eclectic and fresh menu. Great bar.
Lowder Baking Company - Fresh baked bread and pastries.
Lucky Palace - Hard to explain. Chinese Restaurant inside a hotel in Bossier City. Favorite of celebrity food writer John T. Edge.
Marilynn’s Place - Cajun-Creole. Fun atmosphere. Unbeatable beignets and the go-to place for Sunday brunch.
Red River Brewing - Local craft brewery and tap room. Fun Pub Quiz some Sundays.
Orlandeaux’s - Historic Southern Restaurant. Creole Cuisine. Amazing catfish and gumbo. Famous for its Stuffed Shrimp.
Retro 521 - Coffee shop. Great work spaces.
Rhino Coffee - Two locations.
If you need…
A Yoga studio: Breathe Yoga
A Box: Crossfit Sage
A new hair style: Camille at RedOne Salon or Chemistry Hair Salon
A reliable auto mechanic or state inspection: Bill at Kings Highway Exxon Car Care
A photographer: Shannon Palmer
A veterinarian: Southern Hills Animal Hospital or University Veterinary Hospital
Yes, we have:
A Whole Foods, but Super1 has the best deals.
Local, sustainable meats and eggs from Mahaffey Farms