Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Okay, I made myself hungry yesterday just talking about the food at Brother's Seafood Restaurant in the Red River District. I walked over for a late lunch and was well pleased with my experience there. The staff were all very friendly, and they all wanted to be sure I had everything I needed. I ordered the Brother's Hamburger, which was a big, juicy burger with sauteed onions on it and it was so-o-o-o-o delicious! It's one of those hamburgers where the juice will run down your arm if you're not careful -- the way a hamburger really ought to be made. Okay, so my breath wasn't the greatest for the rest of the afternoon, but no one complained, at least not to my face (uhhh, maybe there's a reason for that). My waitress was awesome, but I forgot her name. I'll recognize her next time I'm in there, which will be soon, and I'll try to be seated at her table again. That's it for today -- just wanted to update y'all on the newest restaurant in town!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Well, lots of things have been going on since my last post. One of my favorite new things is the RiverView Park on the Shreveport riverfront. The park has a patterned array of fountains that spray like pixies dancing across the concrete. My granddaughter was in town a few weeks ago and we went to the park every day. She loved playing in the fountains -- alternately dodging the spray and trying to catch them as they rose from the ground! You can see a photo of her in the fountains in the Shreveport-Bossier Tourist Talk newsletter. As you can see, at night, the fountains are lighted and it's so pretty! There's great music on loudspeakers, and there was always a good crowd of people there -- families with kids, couples strolling along the riverfront, and moms with baby strollers. One night, we went down there with a group of friends and took a big tray of fried catfish and french fries -- good food, good friends and good weather -- it was an awesome night.

We've also got a new restaurant in town -- Brother's Seafood. It's in the Red River District across from Wet Willie's and The Funny Bone. The owner, Orlando Chapman, is descended from the owners of the legendary Freeman & Harris Cafe and the Pete Harris Cafe, where all the movers and shakers in Shreveport meet to make deals and do business. It's within walking distance of my office, so I'm looking forward to trying it out. I'll let y'all know once I've had a chance to taste the food, but I'm certain it will be fabulous! I got to meet Orlando recently at a breakfast I attended, and he's very enthusiastic about the new place.

Well, that's about all I've got time for right now. I'll try to post more frequently in the future and keep y'all updated on what's going on here.