Big O’s – A Taste of Louisiana with Class

Big O's Ribbon CuttingAlright ya’ll . . . who doesn’t want to try a new restaurant? I know I sure do. Originally located in Shreveport, Big O’s – A Taste of Louisiana with Class has opened on the Villaggio Main Street in Bossier. Now let me tell you, Big’s O’s must really cook up some great food, because I’ve had several friends visit Big O’s and they’ve run out of food before they closed for the evening. Good food doesn’t last around here, for sure.

Big O's Ribbon CuttingOn the day of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, Odis served fresh fried catfish and fried mushrooms. They were good, BUT the tarter sauce served was to DIE for!! It had just the right blend of herbs and spices. I couldn’t get enough! I noticed after I left that they have Tartar sauce by the jar on the menu for $6. Will definitely be going back for a jar. Big O’s serves up daily specials Monday through Thursday for $8.00 per person. Home cooked meals like Smothered, Fried or Grilled Pork Chops and Homemade Spaghetti. I’m looking at the Louisiana Blackened Catfish or Chicken. Looks so tasty. Of course, there are traditional burgers, po-boys and salads, along with fish and shrimp combos. If you are really ready for a treat, try their All You Can Eat Catfish special from 4:00 pm to close for $13.50.

Big O's

Odis and Drenette Johnson

Big O’s is owned and operated by Odis and Drenette Johnson and is located at 1129 Villaggio Blvd, Bossier City, LA, phone 318-658-9649. Stop by and make sure you tell them you read my blog.

See ya around Bossier,

Robin Williams,
Bossier Chamber of Commerce Diplomat & Marketing Maven at Holiday Lanes

Congrats Ethnos!

Ethnos Coffee and TeaToday is a day to celebrate! Ethnos Coffee and Tea celebrated their one year anniversary with a Bossier Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Villaggio Shops. What a great way to start a day! With the economy the way it is, it is refreshing to hear success stories. Ethnos serves coffees and teas with a cause, partnering with Larry’s Beans. Larry’s Beans is a coffee roasting company with a mission of going “Fair Trade”. Fair Trade products are manufactured or raised by companies that practice environmental and social responsibility and pay a fair wage.

Ethnos Coffee and TeaI had a few moments with Jerome Stockert, owner of Ethnos. Jerome told me that he was previously a Campus Minister and that not only does Ethnos serve as a Coffee and Tea house, but they also have a community church that meets in the space. I checked out their website and found that as the lead café/church planter, Jerome is the front person for the church which owns and operates the café called Ethnos Coffee and Tea. Located in the Villaggio the vision for Ethnos is for it to be a multimedia café where residents and guests can develop a more intimate sense of community and for it to double as the meeting place for a new church plant. Regardless of your spiritual faith and beliefs, Jerome desires Ethnos to be a place where you can find the professional, personal and spiritual growth you desire and enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea…and maybe an Italian soda now and then.

Ethnos Coffee and TeaEthnos Coffee and Tea is located to 2101 Villaggio Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111, 318-658-9081. Their hours are:
Monday – Friday: 6am – 10pm
Saturday: 7am – 10pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 11:30am

See ya around Bossier,

Robin Williams,
Bossier Chamber of Commerce Diplomat & Marketing Maven at Holiday Lanes

A New Boutique in Bossier

Aromas Fine Apparel and Gifts Ribbon Cutting

Aromas Fine Apparel and Gifts Ribbon Cutting

I attended a Bossier Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Aroma’s Fine Apparel & Gifts in the Villaggio Main Street Shops. This was my first ribbon cutting attendance at the Villaggio shops. If you haven’t been out there, I encourage you to make your way over. It’s like stepping into a little Italian shopping resort. (Not that I’ve been to Italy, but it’s like I’d seem to imagine it.)

Aromas Fine Apparel and Gifts

Aromas Fine Apparel and Gifts

Aromas Fine Apparel & Gifts offers a variety of lingerie, women’s apparel, shoes & boots, perfume oils, hand & body lotions, jewelry and handbags. Owner of Aromas, Cynthia Cole, said that she strives to carry unique items and gifts that you can’t find elsewhere. They may carry only one or two pieces of a particular item so that you can have the feeling that you are one of only a few to be wearing it in our community. Aromas creates gift baskets for any occasion. They carry aroma therapy body oils and fragrances. Mother’s Day is coming and it’s a great time to search for those special gifts. Or, you might just want something for yourself. Go ahead, you’re worth it.

Aroma’s Fine Apparel & Gifts is located at 1105 Villaggio Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111, 318-747-5170. Their hours are Monday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm / Sunday: Closed. Stop by and tell them you read my blog.
See ya around Bossier,

Robin Williams,
Bossier Chamber of Commerce Diplomat & Marketing Maven at Holiday Lanes