Shreveport, LA: Much more than Riverboat Casinos

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Shreveport is a town people come to for riverboat gambling. But travelers should take some time out from the slots and gaming tables to really see what this “other side of Louisiana” is like.

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Lila’s Creole Crawfish Étoufée

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Spicy, creamy Étoufée from the Mudbug Festival in Shreveport, LA.

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Meet Hummer & Son, Louisiana

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It all started with a 4-H project that William “Bill” Hummer did as a kid. Next thing you know Hummer and his dad became fulltime beekeepers and honey producers.

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Papa Fertitta’s Olive Mix: downright addicting!

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Olives, pickled vegetables, celery, and other spices in olive oil, Papa Fertitta’s Olive Mix is tangy, salty, and, for this reviewer, completely addictive.

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Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop

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Wine Country salads are wonderfully fresh and creative.

Shreveport Lousiana’s Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop had humble beginnings as a package wine shop…

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Fertitta’s Deli, Shreveport, LA

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For 50 years, this mom and pop Italian deli has been serving up the “muffy,” founder Sam Fertitta’s delicious take on the famous Italian Muffelletta sub sandwich.

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Mudbug Madness Festival, Shreveport, Louisiana

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The music booms through the speakers – fiddles squeal, an accordion whines, and guitars throb out a lively Cajun beat that has young and old, black and white, couples and singles twirling, stomping, clapping, and laughing. We’re at the annual, four-day Mudbug Madness Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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