When I get opportunities to visit local sets, I often find myself chatting with producers about business and, more importantly, food.
(Really, that's pretty much all I talk about. Before taking one blogger buddy to a screening of "There Will Be Blood" in Dallas, I forced him to eat one of my special omelets. "Won't go hungry on my watch, will you, Little Fella? No, not on my watch. Eat like a good cineaste, now. Good. Good boy.")
We know Superior Steakhouse, Columbia Café. Village Grille, Cush's Grocery and Bella Fresca get their fair shares of the entertainment dollar. Robert Trudeau's blog has some good chatter on Mona's Cafe.
But where else in northwest Louisiana should they be chowing down? What restaurants are quintessentially Shreveport? I want the out-of-the-way, the strange, the essentials. I want signature dishes.
I'll start with the easiest rec: Try the Shrimp Buster at Herby-K's, 1833 Pierre Ave.
Please post your favorites and we'll compile a list. (Send me pictures, if you dare.)
PHOTO: Herby K's opened in 1936 and began serving their signature sandwich, the Shrimp Buster, in 1946. (Jessica Leigh/The Times)