Shreveport, what am I going to do with you?
Some months ago, the Shreveport Times ran their annual “Best Of…” feature, wherein readers vote for their favorite businesses. Categories range from dry cleaners to dentists to donuts. 2010, I’m afraid, was a bad year for Shreveport’s “Best Of…” I read, with a mixture of shock, horror, and disbelief, that Burger King came out on top in the “best burger” category. Not best fast-food burger. Not best questionable-ingredient burger. Best burger. Period. Beating out Papa & Co., Gumbo to Geaux, the turkey burger at Bistro Byronz and even the filet mignon buger on Bella Fresca’s lunch menu.
Well Shreveport, it’s time to start demanding more from your food, and Smashburger is here to help.
Opening tomorrow, July 14th, I was lucky enough to be invited to their pre-opening taste test. I won’t do a full review until I return as a paying customer (I am, after all, the voice of the common eater. Right?), but suffice it to say Smashburger, located on (where else?) Youree Drive, is a breath of fresh air for Shreveport. Check out the menu on their website (see that Louisiana burger? They’ve come up with a different recipe for each state) and gear up for an experience that’s several steps ahead of your beloved Burger King.
Also, bread pudding milkshake: three words strung together in a potentially life-changing fashion. That’s all I’m saying.