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The Last Coco
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C'mon, food here is not anywhere close to BR. That's the one thing I actually miss about BR. And bars in BR stay open till 2, not midnight, but point is still taken.

And recently they have been playing Saints games. As far as hard alcohol being readily available, south LA is one of a very few number of places that sells hard alcohol in grocery stores. Almost everywhere else in the coutry you have to buy your alcohol in liquor stores.






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Jim Rockford
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south La. folks are a prideful, clannish, close-minded bunch.






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TH03
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Yea but we have liquor in grocery stores. At least the two closest to my house do.





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Salmon
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C'mon, food here is not anywhere close to BR. That's the one thing I actually miss about BR.


BR has more good decent restaurants because it is double the population of Shreve. That is to be expected.

Shreveport does suck when it comes to beer though. Although the craft brewery opening sometime this year will hopefully fix that somewhat.






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TH03
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Strange brew and Bears are good for beer, but yea we don't have much local





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jmarto1
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S'Port isn't bad and is definitely better than Houma. I didn't care for the Texas people that came through when I worked there. They really are a rude bunch of people. Let me add that I'm not from Louisiana so I don't have that love for any one place except for LSU.





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KT70
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Shreveport is freaking light years ahead of any south La. city when it comes to infrastructure!

I have been going there for 10 years with my daughter and had these pre conceived ideas about it myself but I have to say I was wrong.

To me the Shreveport area is better than BR in everything except maybe food, blue laws, and festivals/parades.



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To me the Shreveport area is better than BR in everything except maybe food, blue laws, and festivals/parades.


Don't forget more ugly people in Shreveport too.






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jmarto1
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The city itself is definitely laid out better. If you get lost you can find your way back to the freeway pretty easily. The only thing about S'Port is that the people you probably don't want to live next to are slowly encroaching on the good areas.





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NawlinsTigah270
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I spent ~20 years in south Louisiana and have been in north Louisiana about 6 now. I actually like it up here more. Equal pay, less crime, less traffic, better housing market, and NOLA and BR just a few hours away in the event something is going on there





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TH03
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Don't forget more ugly people in Shreveport too.


wtf are you talking about? there are tons of hot chicks here






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The Last Coco
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BR has more good decent restaurants because it is double the population of Shreve.

I just miss the readily available seafood. Everyone in BR can make a shrimp or oyster po-boy and plenty of people have oysters on the half shell, crab fingers and fresh fish. In Shreveport, good fresh seafood dishes are the exception, not the norm.

And you're right about it being a result of the population difference. I'm also clouded by the fact that at several nice restaurants in Shreve I have had a less than stellar experience. In BR, I would just try somewhere else, up here I am running out of other places.

I miss Ruffino's Pinetta's, Maison Lacour, Mansur's, Juban's, etc... And, I miss places like Rotolo's (we're getting one in March), Brew Bacher's and George's where I could go grab a decent burger or pizza for relatively cheap and have beer on tap.

However, the traffic situation in Shreveport makes it bearable. I hate going home now. BR's infrastructure is a CF.






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Rohan2Reed
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I just miss the readily available seafood. Everyone in BR can make a shrimp or oyster po-boy and plenty of people have oysters on the half shell, crab fingers and fresh fish. In Shreveport, good fresh seafood dishes are the exception, not the norm.


Seafood obsessed. One of the more overrated genres of food out there, IMO.

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And you're right about it being a result of the population difference. I'm also clouded by the fact that at several nice restaurants in Shreve I have had a less than stellar experience. In BR, I would just try somewhere else, up here I am running out of other places.

I miss Ruffino's Pinetta's, Maison Lacour, Mansur's, Juban's, etc... And, I miss places like Rotolo's (we're getting one in March), Brew Bacher's and George's where I could go grab a decent burger or pizza for relatively cheap and have beer on tap.


Where exactly have you been going in Shreveport that didn't live up to your expectations? I understand there aren't as many options .. considering the population of Shreve vs. BR that's to be expected.

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However, the traffic situation in Shreveport makes it bearable. I hate going home now. BR's infrastructure is a CF.



Yep. And it's really day and night. Shreveport blows BR out of the water as far as infrastructure is concerned.






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TH03
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Yep. And it's really day and night. Shreveport blows BR out of the water as far as infrastructure is concerned.


I used to complain about traffic on East 70th going over the bridge. Then I went to BR






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The Last Coco
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Seafood obsessed. One of the more overrated genres of food out there, IMO.

Guilty as charged. I grew up catching and cooking my own fresh gulf seafood. I just miss it. It's not Shreveport's fault that it is further from the ocean.

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Where exactly have you been going in Shreveport that didn't live up to your expectations? I understand there aren't as many options .. considering the population of Shreve vs. BR that's to be expected.

Village Grille, Vintage Steakhouse, Wine Country and Guisseppe have all left a bad taste in my mouth. I love Chianti, L'Italiano, Olive Street Bistro (I know they're all related, so maybe that should be a clue), Bella Fresca, Anvil and Zocolo have all been good to me.






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Wine Country


go there again and get the duck






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NoBoBullDog
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Im not up for the club scene anymore but If you're looking for a great pub style bar, check out the Noble Savage on Texas St downtown) Great scotch selection, crazy chef/ owner, great food (including wild game) & good eclectic music. Also the Robinson Indy film center is just a few Blocks from there. You can buy a bottle of wine & drink while you watch a flick. Also has a bistro.





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TH03
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Noble Savage


really cool place that isn't filled with the typical shreveport douche bags






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Rohan2Reed
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Guilty as charged. I grew up catching and cooking my own fresh gulf seafood. I just miss it. It's not Shreveport's fault that it is further from the ocean.


Well said. But you can always fresh water fish and a drive to Lafayette or wherever you get fresh off the boat seafood down in south La. is only a few hours.

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Village Grille, Vintage Steakhouse, Wine Country and Guisseppe have all left a bad taste in my mouth.


as they should. they're the 4 most overrated restaurants in the city.

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I love Chianti, L'Italiano, Olive Street Bistro (I know they're all related, so maybe that should be a clue), Bella Fresca, Anvil and Zocolo have all been good to me.


See you're a smart guy. You know good food. If you haven't been here's what I'd also recommend:

dinner:
Ernest's
Mabry House
Texas Street Tavern
Noble Savage
the original Monjuni's

lunch:
Cush's Grocery
Rollin' In The Dough
Cascio's Market Bistro
Kim's Seafood
Shane's

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where I could go grab a decent burger or pizza for relatively cheap and have beer on tap.


check out Bear's



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TH03
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Ernest's


great happy hour on weekdays too.

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Mabry House


one of the best dining experiences I've had in shreveport

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check out Bear's


I second this as well. I tried the Batch 19 there and it was one of the best beers I've had here.



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