Sunday, May 04, 2008

John Salmon in the kitchen at Abby Singer's Bistro, Robinson Film Center, Shreveport; open 11 am to 11 pm, daily - but beginning Tues at 5 pm

Tanya & John Salmon, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Robinson Film Center opened with an ultradiluvian upbash this weekend. Now it's time to see movies in the two theaters and sample the sushi, etc, at Abby Singer's Bistro (I shall let them tell you about the name).

Here's a sample of items from the Singer lunch menu:

Roasted tomato gazpacho, $3.50
Chicken gumbo soup, $3.50
West Indian chicken salad, $6.50
Old-fashioned burger, $7
Thai burger, $8
Catfish po-boy, $8.50
Chicago char dog, $4.50

My selection from the dinner menu:

Pan-seared panko breaded crab cakes, $12
Shrimp, scallop and crab martini, $10
Blackened redfish, $9
Beef carpaccio with fried green tomatoes, $12
American sushi platter, $13
Pesto chicken pizza, $10

The Bistro is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. (318) 424-9090

During the packed weekend opening I was chatting with a downtown professional who said, with a sigh, "There's just no place to eat downtown." Inasmuch as we were peering at Texas St from the Abby Singer Bistro balcony, I was gentle in explaining that he could now eat at the Bistro during lunch, afternoon, supper, etc. And didn't need to see a movie to enjoy a meal.

Ah, Shreveport.


Robert E Trudeau said...

Chris Jay says, " Abby
Singer's opens today (Monday), 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, tomorrow for lunch, and from here on out will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Our coffee and light breakfast service will be ready to roll on
Wednesday morning.

Robert E Trudeau said...
has the RFC movie listings. For show times you'll go to

Unknown said...

There's an idea for a photo essay post for my blog -- "Getting UR Grub On - Downtown Style."