I had the good fortune today of eating at what I would say are two of Shreveport-Bossier's best Italian restaurants, AND someone else paid! (And no, I'm not ashamed of that as a just-out-of-college twentysomething. I've got plenty of years ahead to buy my own and others' meals.)
The first was on The Times' bill, since I got take a job interviewee to lunch. And it was at Olive Street Bistro. I had the spinach-stuffed cannelloni, and I have to say it was delicious. I'm a fan of almost anything with cheese and the non-contaminated green stuff, but it was really a great combination with the tangy tomato sauce.
Then tonight, I got a surpise call from my parents to meet them at L'Italiano Restaurant in Bossier City. This one seems kind of lost on people on the west side of the river, I guess it's because it's in that foreign place we call Bossier and it's not a chain... Anyhow, since I was still stuffed like cannelloni from lunch (and I am a busy night crime reporter), I just scarfed a piece of tiramisu. It was excellent. (Another nice surprise: my aunt and uncle were there and they footed the bill.)
So I love Italian food, but is it really a good idea for a (somewhat) health-conscious guy like myself to eat it twice in one day? Would you? And anybody out there got thoughts on these restaurants?