Thursday, February 1, 2007

Big Pig: A Month to Celebrate in Shreveport Bossier

Fried Egg Rolls from Danh's Garden on Youree in Shreveport, LA
Oodles of reasons to party in February: Super Bowl Sunday, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and Valentines.

One of the newest additions to Shreveport Mardi Gras is the Blanc et Noir Marching Society. Don't miss out on their costume workshop this Saturday morning at Artspace.

The African-American History Parade is also this Saturday.

2007 is the year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year 4705 begins February 18 and is a major holiday for the Chinese as well as the Japanese, Koreans, Mongolians, Vietnamese, Tibetans, the Nepalese, and the Bhutanese.

How large is Shreveport Bossier's Asian population? Sizeable enough to support three Asian markets. Pictured above are fried egg rolls from Danh's Garden on Youree Drive located in the same shopping strip as Bao Chau Asian American Supermarket.

7 comments:

Noma said...

Those eggrolls totally rock. I just wish they'd lose Fox News on the big TV while I was there.

Kathryn Usher said...

Funny story about the big screen TV. We ate a late 2:30ish lunch on Monday. The place was empty and the TV was off when we arrived. Our waitress hurried to turn it on even after I told her really it was okay to leave it off.

It seems like everywhere I go lately there's a television blasting. I'd rather someone strap on an iPod and ignore me than turn on TV. Oh well...

JaneDoughnut said...

Will you be attending the Highland parade? I'd love to run into you and Katee in *gasp* REAL LIFE!

Kathryn Usher said...

Why yes I believe we will. But only if "gasp" you let me take your picture. Not sure if Katee has to work or not. We're crossing our fingers.

JaneDoughnut said...

I am rarely camera shy. ;) I live on Highland, so I'm hoping the parade will go right by my house, though I'm never certain of the route. The Highland parade has become my favorite, above Centaur and Gemeni, because it's just so relaxed and fun.

JaneDoughnut said...

I said rarely, not really. In other words, I'm a total camera whore. :)

Kathryn Usher said...

You are right I did read it as really. Awesome, I'm charging up my batteries right now... damn how these digital cameras eat the things up.