Though the occasion might have caught you by surprise, especially since it's a Monday, today is National Barbecue Day! It's celebrated every year on May 16.

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While our area might be better known for boiled crawfish, fried catfish and Mexican food, we can certainly hold our own in the world of barbecue.

From slabs of ribs smothered in sweet or tangy sauce, to chipped brisket sandwiches, yeah, we do a pretty good job around here, so finding a great place to celebrate National Barbecue Day really isn't that tough.

Now, determining which is the absolute best requires a little more than just a slight taste for BBQ.  It requires a deep passion.  A real love for beef, pork and beans and potatoes.

And we've discovered through a little research that these are the Top 8 Places For The Absolute Best Barbecue in Shreveport/Bossier

Top 8 Places For The Absolute Best Barbecue in Shreveport/Bossier

Though our area is more famous for our fried catfish, boiled crawfish and Mexican food, we can hold our own in the world of barbecue and these are the 8 Places for the Absolute Best Barbecue in Shreveport/Bossier

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