Our friends at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau have quite a tantalizing feast organized for all of our 2013 NATJA Conference attendees! Check out these dine-around options, each with an “unexpected” twist!


Established in 1936, Herby-K’s is the quintessential Louisiana seafood “hole in the wall,” featuring a dining room that seats six at the bar and 12 in booths, as well as an outdoor patio area with a giant, communal picnic table. Popular for their Shrimp Buster sandwich – a unique take on the fried shrimp po-boy, where the shrimp are pounded into large, flat discs – as well as fresh Gulf oysters and frosty mugs of beer. Herby-K’s was included in Garden & Gun magazine’s list of “100 Southern Foods That You Must Eat Before You Die.”

Discover the Unexpected: Enjoy live, acoustic blues from two-time Grammy nominee, Buddy Flett!

Marilynn’s Place

Owned and operated by Chef Robert “Boz” Baucum, a former caterer to the burgeoning Louisiana film industry, Marilynn’s Place is one of Shreveport-Bossier’s hippest spots for strong drinks, fresh Gulf seafood and live music. Housed in a converted Texaco gas station, Marilynn’s place is known for their po-boys, including the Hurricane Katrina Po-Boy Burger, which is described on the menu as “big, messy and unpredictable with all of the options you can fit into a FEMA trailer.”

Discover the Unexpected: An open bar and live music!

Lucky Palace

Everything is unexpected about Lucky Palace, a gourmet Chinese restaurant with a Louisiana flare that is reflected in menu specialties like stir-fried alligator. Proprietor Kuan Lim is a master sommelier, and the evening will include a wine sampling from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast award-winning California wine program.

Discover the Unexpected: Wine sampling from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast award-winning wine program.

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