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October 2015

October 2015

2015 Watch the Blair Witch Project at Rhino Coffee Oct. 31

blairwitchRhino Coffee located at 721 Southfield Road in Shreveport is joining forces with the Robinson Film Center on October 31st to screen The Blair Witch Project at 8 p.m. The film will be played in Rhino’s main dining area due to the chance of rain. Admission is free! When the movie was first released in 1999, audiences weren't sure whether or not these kids lost in the woods were acting or not. Now, this Halloween favorite still scares the pants off of people because of it's frantic point of view camera work and real life Blair Witch claims and speculation. The perfect Halloween movie snacks at Rhino coffee are one of their many hot coffee drinks and an over-sized macaron.  Their most famous coffee drink is their super caffeinated Ice Lightening which is made of a generous amount of espresso, lots of milk and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.  But you should try one of their delicious seasonal drinks which are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Options include their take on the ever popular Pumpkin Latte, the classic Apple Spice made of hot apple juice, cinnamon and caramel sauce, the sweet Candied Pumpkin made of white mocha and pumpkin, and the creamy White Rhino made of spiced chai tea, vanilla and caramel. However, the perfect drink to go with the Blair Witch Project is the S’more Latte made of café mocha and toasted marshmallow cream. What better way to settle into a scary camping witch-hunt movie than with the perfect twist on a campfire favorite? Just make sure to set this hot drink down during scary parts. And, oh! Don’t move any rocks… Blair Witch Project. Horror, 1999, 81 min., R.

Experience the taste of New Orleans in Shreveport at Marilynn’s Place

Looking to have a fun brunch in Shreveport with mouthwatering Cajun food? Eat at Marilynn’s Place! Located in Shreveport’s historic Broadmoor neighborhood, Marilynn’s Place offers a quirky, “laissez les bon temps roulez” atmosphere. This converted gas station features an open kitchen, a collection of vintage posters hung on the walls, upbeat music and an indoor/outdoor patio to create a retro-New Orleans vibe. Everyone is family at Marilynn’s Place and the head chef makes sure everyone feels at home. The head chef and owner, Robert "Bozz" Baucom who named his restaurant after his mother, comes from a long career in culinary arts. His mission is to deliver New Orleans cuisine and style. This friendly chef truly cares about his customers and somehow always has time to make a round to say hello to everybody, as is true in many Louisianan restaurants. The menu offers a variety of New Orleans’s favorites including creamy crawfish etoufée, crispy fried catfish and their signature giant Hurricane Katrina Burger they describe as, “Big, messy, and unpredictable with all the options you can fit into a FEMA trailer: hamburger patty, NOLA roast beef, bacon, cheese, and jalapeño.” Robert Trudeau, a Shreveport local, says that his favorite dish on the menu is the fried shrimp Po-Boy, “The pluperfect fried shrimp Po-Boy in this corner of Louisiana might be the giant one at Marilynn’s Place. The large, which is about $16, feeds 2 or 3 people. The fat baguette of bread is one of the keys to the flavor. A bonus is the remoulade sauce; ask for an extra or two. An underground tip: ask the kitchen to butter and toast the loaf. They ordinarily do not take that step. Celestial deliciousness awaits.” The restaurant is open 7 days a week and often has live music and drink specials. But the real party is at Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Marilynn’s offers $12 Bottomless Brunch drinks with their famous signature build your own Bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Their brunch menu ranges from traditional shrimp and grits, to light salmon platters, to savory country biscuits with andouille sausage and gravy. Guests stay for hours on the outside patios while sipping drinks and mingling. Marilynn’s Place is more than just a restaurant. It’s a hub of friendly and fun locals eager to welcome new faces and new stories.

2015 Ways to Scare yourself this Halloween in Shreveport

Halloween in Shreveport is all about having a spooky good time and learning about our city’s proud history and local ghost stories. There is such a wide variety of how to celebrate the holiday whether you’re learning about our downtown ghosts on the Shreve Town Ghost Walk, or watching a scary movie at the Robinson Film Center, the local independent movie theater. Personally, my favorite thing to do for Halloween is going to DixieMaze Farms. They have a lot of family activities for children of all ages including a bounce house, pony rides, and a corn maze. They also have a lot of carnival foods available for purchase like corn dogs and funnel cake. I go for the Fight Nights after dark which includes the Field of Screams haunted corn maze, Zombie Paintball, the mile-long Trail of Terror. In the Field of Screams, you have to find your own way through the darkened maze while watching out for costumed monsters at every turn. Zombie Paintball is my favorite because you get to shoot “zombies” with a paintball gun while posted at your station. I’ve never made it into the Trail of Terror because the Field of Screams and Zombie Paintball have always been enough to scare me. So, tell us about your Trail of Terror experience in the comments! Here are a few attractions that locals love:

  • Shreve Town Ghost Walk, Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Caddo Courthouse
  • "Ghosts of the Past" Nighttime Battlefield Tour, Oct. 24 at the Mansfield State Historic Site
  • Blair Witch Project, Oct. 31 at Rhino Coffee
  • Logan Mansion Candlelight Halloween Tour, Oct. 30 & 31
  • DixieMaze Farms Fright Nights, Sept. 26 – Oct. 31

Visit www.SBFunGuide to plan your Halloween outings in Shreveport-Bossier.