After more than 4,400 votes were cast, we have a winner in our Best Cheeseburger in Shreveport/Bossier online poll.  Drum roll, please.

With a total of 780 votes, the winner is......The Port Grill!

This new eatery in Shreveport is located on E. Flournoy-Lucas Rd. at the intersection with Youree Drive.  For a restaurant that specializes in New Southern Cuisine, it's in the type of location you may not expect.  It's part of a new mini-shopping mall that also features a wine shop and Chevron gas station.  As chef George Beaird told us today, the concept is unusual, but entirely appropriate because his culinary creations are unusually good.

Beaird says with menu items like the Chef's Hand-Cut Ribeye with Smoked Garlic Butter, and Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken he did not set out to be known for making great cheeseburgers.  But his patrons have spoken, and the customer base is rapidly growing on the reputation of the item on the menu referred to as simply The Burger.

The base model comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle served on your choice of bun, with your preferred cheese: American, cheddar, pepper jack, smoked gouda, provolone, or Swiss.  You can accessorize your burger with extra cheese, grilled onions, avocado, bacon, jalapeno, and or/ a fried egg for a small additional charge.

 

So, plan to sail into The Port Grill soon.  It's a haven for those on the run from boring burgers.