Base Culture Part 2: Barksdale Air Force Base Servicemembers Share Their Bossier Favorites

Barksdale Air Force Base

Bossier City continues to thrive with many entertaining opportunities for our troops stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base to enjoy with their families. For 86 years, our military servicemen and women have enjoyed great food and fun places to spend time with their loved ones. We asked some of our troops what their favorite things are to do in Bossier.

The Stage at Silver Star Smokehouse

The StageDavid Alvis, steakhouse restaurant entrepreneur, brought his delicious talents to Shreveport 21 years ago in 1997 with the barbecue hit, Country Tavern. He eventually opened Silver Star Smokehouse off E. Texas Street in Bossier City back in 2007 with the attached venue, The Stage, shortly opening a year later. It has since been a hit bringing in country music talents like Randy Rogers Band, Tracy Byrd, Stoney LaRue and Joe Nichols.

Location: 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City, LA 71111

“We like going to shows at The Stage. I like that it is an outdoor venue, the staff is always super friendly and the food’s great, too!” -Laura Katherine Jayroe, military spouse

Greek Corner on Airline Drive

Greek Corner on AirlineGreek Corner is a hidden gem right off Airline Drive in between Monjuni’s and Trejo’s. It is a local family owned restaurant serving lunch and dinner, offers catering and specializes in Greek and Lebanese cuisine.

Location: 2153 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111

“One of my favorite things to do in Bossier is visit the restaurant, Greek Corner. It is in a small unassuming building but I have had some of the best, and cheapest, Greek food of my life there with my father. The hosts are friendly, and I recommend to anyone in the area to give it a try.” -2nd Lieutenant Jeremy Huggins

Barksdale Global Power Museum

Barksdale Global Power MuseumThe Barksdale Global Power Museum was originally known as the 8th Air Force Museum until late 2012. It is home of the 2nd Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command. Full of history, it houses six exhibits and vintage aircrafts for all visitors to enjoy and learn about.

“I enjoy taking my wife, Erin, and our daughter, Charley, to the Barksdale Global Power Museum. Charley loves to run around and look at all the planes.” -Senior Airman Mitchell Hakun

Want to read more Bossier favorites from Barksdale Air Force Base servicemembers? Check out our blog, “Base Culture: Barksdale Servicemembers Tell Us Their Bossier Favorites.”

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