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

SB Fun Guide

Mardi Gras

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.

Shreveport Aquarium

Food & Restaurants

Local Eating Guide 

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.

A Farmer’s Market

Local, sustainable meats and eggs from Mahaffey Farms

A dog park

Disc golf

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