Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana.  The statewide mask mandate has been lifted. However, mask policies in Louisiana will be set by local leaders and business owners. Under the Governor’s new public health order, masks will still be required on public transit and in state government buildings, K-12 schools, early childhood education centers, colleges and universities, and healthcare facilities. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced at that location.

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Black-Owned Restaurants

Shreveport-Bossier’s Black-owned restaurant scene is rich in culture and history. The spicy, golden, Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp served at Eddie's Restaurant, C & C Café, and Orlandeaux's Café have roots dating back to the early 1920s. Hosea “Big D” Levingston has been serving fall-off-the-bone ribs and other smoked meat at Big D's Bar-B-Que for more than 35 years. Anthony's Steak & Seafood, known for their creamy potatoes au gratin and well-seasoned steaks, has been in business for nearly 30 years.

Stick-to-your-ribs soul food from Taylor's Catering & Restaurant, New Orleans-style fried chicken from Honey's Neighborhood Market, fresh seafood boils from Red Barn Cajun Crawfish and Seafood Market, and nacho cheese-injected bread sticks from Pop N' Pizza! With nearly 80 Black-owned food businesses to explore, you name it; Shreveport-Bossier has it.

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