Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. A statewide "stay at home" order was issued through April 30 requiring Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential tasks, as one of the most stringent steps yet to stanch the “community spread” of COVID-19.

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Group Experience - Us Up North Dining Experience


You're invited to a special cooking demo and tasting with Chef Hardette Harris, learning first hand about cooking traditions that make us so unique in north Louisiana. In this relaxed setting, guests will enjoy a soul-warming sit-down feast as they enjoy some of north Louisiana’s most popular homemade dishes like hot water cornbread, catfish, greens, and more. Dinner and lunch group experiences are available for booking. Learn more at

Chef Harris is originally from Minden, La., and she has led the effort to celebrate Shreveport-Bossier's unique culinary perspective by establishing the Official Meal of North Louisiana. Recently, she was named one of Louisiana Life's 2017 Louisianians of the Year as well as one of Country Roads Magazine's Best Small Town Chefs of 2017.

• Price: $35 per person for lunch. $45 per person for dinner.
• Minimum: 15/Maximum: 40
• Duration: 2.5 hours
• Booking Contact: Chef Hardette Harris at (318) 639-0022;
• Location: 300 N. Allen Ave., Shreveport LA 71101

Click here to download the Us Up North Dining Experience flyer.

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  • Smoking Policy: No smoking in restaurants. Bars may be exempt.