#Eat318 – 318 Restaurant Week Begins Tuesday, March 13 in Shreveport-Bossier

318 Restaurant Week318 Restaurant Week is upon us and I can’t wait to see my social media feeds fill up with delicious foodstuff. Tejas Kitchen Bar Patio in Shreveport helped kick off the week long event with a media preview. I was lucky enough to attend.

If you’re like me, I love to try new restaurants and find out which are sourcing food from local farms. This week gives a chance to try something new with affordable specials that make it a bit easier on the pocketbook.

Menu listings More than 35 local restaurants have cooked up lunch and dinner specials for 318 Restaurant Week. My advice is to preview the list and make a game plan of your “must do” events. Many evening dinner specials are almost sold-out, so if you want to attend, stop reading this and go make your reservation.

Thanks so much to the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and all of the spectacular sponsors who made this week possible. I don’t want to hear anyone say there’s nothing to do in SB!

Chris Jay

Let me know what you intend to try and tell me how it turns out for ya! Oh, hey, don’t forget to follow the 318 Restaurant Week Facebook Page.

That Just Happened!!

Robin Williams

Bugs and Beer

 Have you heard about Slow Food North Louisiana? Slow Food North Louisiana, which was founded in 2007 in Shreveport, is a chapter of Slow Food USA, and shares the mission to ensure good, clean and fair food for all. I have been fortunate to be a part of the Slow Food activities because of my job with Holiday Lanes. In an effort to continually improve the quality of food that we serve, Holiday Lanes became a corporate sponsor of Slow Food North Louisiana this year. We did so in order to keep our finger on the pulse of the Slow Food mission.

Slow Food is about real food. It’s about connecting the planet to the plate. It’s about celebrating the bounty of this planet through shared meals. And making sure we can continue to do this for generations to come. Today, I attended the Slow Food North Louisiana’s 4th annual crawfish boil. The event partnered with local Great Raft Brewing for an awesome bugs and beer event. I’m a big fan of “All you can eat crawfish” and today was no exception. The bugs and beer were flowing to the awesome music by Twang Darkly

Angie White, HBIC

Angie White, chairwoman of Slow Food NLA, is passionate about sharing the message of encouraging people to eat real food. She says that SFNLA is the opposite of fast food . . . Real food. Memberships are available and she wants you to join!

Make sure you go check out these links:

That just happened,

Robin Williams,

Marketing Maven at Holiday Lanes


Lindsay says hi


Twang Darkly


Bugs and Beer

My daughter, Laura, and me


We Gave For Good!

Give for GoodI really do have the best job ever! I’m so fortunate that I get to share in the goodness of helping others, while promoting Holiday Lanes. Today was The Community Foundation of North Louisiana Give for Good Day. Give for Good day is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofits in our community. It is a day of giving to celebrate the nonprofits in our community and a chance to raise thousands of dollars to make our community even better.

11174313_971517712881107_3734241190176820297_oHoliday Lanes was approached by the dynamic duo over at APEX Events and was asked to partner with The Gingerbread House for a Give For Good Event. The Gingerbread House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works collaboratively with law enforcement, child protective services, medical and mental health professionals to serve child victims of abuse. The “Strike Out Child Abuse: A Give For Good Event Supporting Gingerbread House” was the first partnership between the two. A $10 donation allowed for a try at getting a strike on the Gingerbread lanes. McAlister’s Deli in both Shreveport and Bossier City helped with the cause by collecting donations at their locations all week to add to the total. Barrels were also placed at Holiday Lanes during the week. A total of $667.67 was collected and Holiday Lanes rounded up the donation to make it an even $1000! At the time of this blog, the total showing on the Give For Good Leaderboard for The Gingerbread House was $5635. That’s an awesome way to end the day.

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That just happened,

Robin Williams,

Marketing Maven at Holiday Lanes


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