Aside from Fangtasia the Vampire Bar from True Blood and a few hours proximity to my beloved New Orleans, Shreveport Louisiana was not a place I had ever give much thought to. Well… shame on me. I found myself in this fascinating town (city?) last week during my cross country trip from Las Vegas to Miami. I was instantly captivated by the eeriness of all the abandoned buildings and gorgeous vines growing throughout the buildings and streets.
We had been on the road for about 10 hours and decided to take a chance and pull into Herby-K’s. Calling this little establishment a gem of the south is definitely an understatement. We were greeted by that only-found-down-south hospitality and sat right at the bar. Before I could say étouffée I had a drink in hand, fried pickles and gumbo in front of me. We chatted with a family member of the original owners about the history behind the building and restaurant and made our way through a good portion of the menu. It was FANTASTIC. Definitely one of those experience you can only hope to some day have while traveling through the more unknown parts of this country.
If you ever find yourself around the Shreveport area I would definitely recommend the pickles, as well as the oyster sandwich, andouille gumbo, crawfish étouffée and boiled shrimp. Thanks so much to the incredibly welcoming and friendly staff, you made us feel like family and I can’t wait to make my way back for another meal some day!