LEGACY SHOW: A Taste of Shreveport

LEGACY SHOW: A Taste of Shreveport

Mudbug Festival radio show

Aired on May 10, 2008

LEGACY SHOW: This show was broadcast LIVE through a former platform and under our former Travel’n On name.

What began in 1984 as a 2-day street festival has blossomed into one of Louisiana’s most popular Cajun festivals. We shared the tastes and sounds of the 25th Anniversary of the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Since 1984, this venerable event has been providing tourists with a variety of foods, beverages, beers, and live entertainment in the downtown riverfront region. There will be a variety of crawfish-eating competitions, including a corn hole tournament, a 5K run, and a crawfish-calling competition. The Southeast Tourism Society named the Mudbug Madness Festival as one of the Top 20 events in the country and as one of the most prestigious events in the South.

The Mudbug Madness festival is fantastic. Every square inch of the festival site will be packed with intriguing vendors and activities, including interactive sponsor booths, taster booths, a cornhole tournament, and a beer garden, in addition to the excellent music and cuisine. The sights, sounds, and aromas will be the ideal start to the summer season.

Chef David Bridges of Upperline - New Orleans, LA

David Bridges is Executive Chef and Owner of Bella Fresca Restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dave Bridges’ journey for what he calls his search for The Truth led him to study cuisine in Montpelier, Vermont, where he graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in 1994. He worked at the Brass Parrot in St. Croix in the U.S.V.I., Mike’s On The Avenue in New Orleans, and Criolla’s in Grayton Beach, Florida before settling down in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he opened Bella Fresca Restaurant. To Dave, the search for the ‘truth’ means finding every facet that goes into making the perfect dish – the cooking vessel, cooking fat, seasoning, and the perfect type of flour – to optimize it but never lose its essence. This philosophy has shaped Bella Fresca Restaurant into a pantheon of artisan products that are cooked with regional traditions in a modern atmosphere.

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