Shreveport icon, Strawn's Eat Shop, is best-known for its strawberry pies topped with smooth domes of whipped cream.
But this little restaurant (featured in SL's November mega-story "Secrets of the South's Best Diners") also serves a mean meat-and-three lunch. The daily menu is so stone-sure, it's painted on one of the walls…
I say "stone-sure." Then I take a closer look. Apparently the 'corn' on Wednesday and the 'purple hull peas' on Sunday are scripted over a veggie that has been whited-out.
So I ask what was knocked off the rotation.
"It was English peas on both days," says a waitress. "Boss man got rid of them, because he said they stunk."
There's also a great mural near the ceiling in the dining room depicting some of our country's best-loved presidents (Kennedy, Lincoln, and Washington) lauding the virtues of a slice of Strawn's strawberry pie.