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The parish seat of the growing Bossier Parish, Benton offers small-town charms with the conveniences of Shreveport and Bossier City nearby. The city is home to several historic buildings and Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area.
Pies at Lea's Lunchroom in Alexandria
Follow the tasty Red River Riches Trail from Shreveport through Natchitoches and down to Alexandria. Community gardens, orchards, ethnic cuisine and pies make this a trail you won't want to miss!
Make perfect pralines every time with this authentic Louisiana Pecan Pralines recipe.
Fun at Zwolle Tamale Fiesta ©Zwolle Tamale Festival
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Oysters Weemo from Waterfront Grill in Monroe. photo: Richard Lupo ©Richard Lupo
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Enjoying tamales at the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta. ©Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.