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Restaurant Charges Customers Extra for Not Cleaning Their Plates

A restaurant in Sapporo, Japan is charging their patrons extra if they don't finish every last drop of food on their plate, down to the final grain of rice.

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Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Defends Decision to Destroy Donated Deer Meat, Says It Was ‘Potentially Unsafe’

One day after we reported the news that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital had destroyed $8,000 worth of deer meat that was donated by hunters to feed homeless citizens, the group has released a statement defending their decision. 

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Gumbo Competition Comes to KVKI

The Gumbo Gladiators competition is about 2 weeks away and we are looking for the best tasting gumbo in Northwest Louisiana. On March 9th at Festival Plaza, gumbo chefs will be cooking up their best!  The event begins at 11 and runs until 3pm. If y

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Enter KVKI’s Gumbo Cook Off

We are looking for the best gumbo in Shreveport Bossier. If you think you've got the best, we want to try it. And you could be sharing your gumbo with the world!  We want to pick the best seafood and the best non-seafood gumbo

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Deer Meat Donated to Shreveport Shelter Destroyed by State Health Inspectors

 The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued a statement defending its decision, saying, "Because the meat was potentially unsafe, our health inspectors ordered it destroyed, in accordance with the law."

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Get in our Gumbo Competition

We are looking for the best gumbo in the area. The Volunteers for Youth Justice are having a massive gumbo cook-off  The fundraiser is call Gumbo Gladiators. It's being held on Saturday March 9th at Festival Plaza.  KVKI has secured 2 entries i

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Crawfish Boil, photo by kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop), Flickr
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Best Places in Shreveport Bossier to Find Crawfish in 2013

Crawfish season is well underway in the Ark-La-Tex, and this year the farmers say that the mud bugs are larger than normal. Usually at the beginning of the season, they are small with hard shells, but this year brings heartier eating for crawfish lovers

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Fruits & Vegetables That Don’t Have the Letter ‘A’ in Them

Somebody posed an interesting question to us recently: name a fruit or vegetable that doesn't contain the letter "a." While we aren't exactly experts on the subject, we racked our brains and were able to come up with a few that fit the criteria. (OK, maybe we used Google a little. It's a surprisingly tough question!)

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Forget Valentine’s Day — February 15 Is Cheap Candy Day!

February 15, the day after Valentine's Day, is Cheap Candy Day! Many stores across Shreveport-Bossier will be selling the sweets that went unsold prior to Valentine's Day at deep discounts. It's the perfect time to swoop in and satisfy your sweet tooth!

In honor of Cheap Candy Day, here are Robert and Erin's favorite candy.

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Starbucks Offers Free Drinks to Shreveport and Bossier City on Valentine’s Day

It popped up on the official Starbucks Twitter just a couple hours ago! A free Valentine's Day offer from coffee legend Starbucks! It's a 'buy one, get one free' deal that'll be kicking off later today, so if you're a Starbucks lover (and there's only a few billion or so), don't miss out! Read on for the details.

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Would You Buy ‘Chicken & Waffles’ Flavored Chips? Lay’s Thinks You will

This week Frito-Lay is stocking stores across the USA with three new Lay’s potato chip flavors created by consumers, and later this spring, one of these crunchy creations will be available as part of the vast Lay lineup!

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4 Foods to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Heart, and 4 to Replace Them With

February is American Heart Month, and a number of celebrities have gotten in on the message—in particular, Allison Janney. Janney is now the spokesperson for Go Red for Women, a campaign by the American Heart Association aimed at spreading awareness that the number one killer of women (and men) is heart disease.

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