Friday, July 31, 2009

Tonight, GRAFFITI comes to artspace!

It's pretty apparent to anyone driving down Texas St. that something is different. Graffiti artists ELSE from L.A. and PUBERT from Phoenix have taken over the walls with their styles of graffiti in preparation for the exhibit tonight. Art Corp kids from Job Corp have helped them in creating new works of art to adorn the walls of artspace for this exhibit. Of course the cafe@artspace has stepped up to support this wonderful opening night with a full menu of urban eats inspired by The Urban Cookbook by King Adz. So come on down tonight to see the wonderful works of fine art...and fine food!

TONIGHT! July 31
7pm - 10pm
artspace 710 Texas St.
$10 a person
$5 for students and military

Sunday, July 26, 2009

summer event of the year!!

600 people flooded artspace saturday night following the heather pixley wedding. it was beautifully done with cakes by the gingerbread house, music by the groove agents , and food by yours truly or I should say by my little army of genius'. tonight, i am especially proud of how we handled such a large crowd on such a fresh new group of cooks. that is what I love about the culinary arts at artspace. come as a part timer,leave a tremendous culinary artists. it was so fun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

you missed it..

today we made vanilla bean creme brulee. sold out quick...

Friday, July 17, 2009

delicious neighbor...

it is not what you think.. go by abby singers in the RFC. the best meal I have had in a while. Jed is a very talented chef! we are lucky he is in shreveport. go try his food soon.

eat @ farmer's market

come see us tomorrow at the farmer's market from 9:30am to 12:00pm. watermelon gazpacho, fruit parfait, potato salad, and a special summer vegetable dish. hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

sous chef eric davis a dessert genius

i am always impressed with eric's abilities. i dare say it to him and since he is not a computer guy, i can say it to all of you. i have had the joy of working with a few really talented dessert chefs, he outshines them all. just had a banana cheesecake that can only be beat by the passionfruit cheesecake he makes. don't get me started about the baked alaska! come by and let us sweeten you up soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

amazing day @ the cafe

whew!! tired and happy. we appreciate the support!! you appreciate the fresh fruit!!

big news in the times

thank you to the slow food movement for letting us be a part of their article in the shreveport times. we are passionate about supporting our local farmers. homemade, slow, from scratch is a way of life for Sydney and I. see what you are missing by going through the drivethru everyday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

soooo gooood!

while i had no doubt whatsoever, sidney blew everyone away tonight. i need to make a shout out to sous chef eric davis for his mango cheese cake. i am the luckiest guy in the world to have such talented people surrounding me. if you weren't here you missed a lot. check out the replay in the forum soon...

Sidney's in the Kitchen@artspace!!

tonight's someone's on the kitchen will feature our very own Sidney Bell. she is the executive chef here@artspace. a lot of the great food you taste comes from hardwork and immense talentshe brings to this organization. a true culinary artist, tonight she will be featuring a greek and mediteranean menu. i am looking for ward to the passion fruit cheesecake. what an ingenious combination for this warm spell we are having. sample some greek wines and relax as we introduce and toast a bright new talent. she has been a part of my team for years, I am happy to shine the spotlight on her. kudos sid!!!!

Farmer's Market Day!!

chef sidney and i are going to be cooking at the farmer's market on saturday, july 18 from 930am-1200pm. please come and see us as we support the slowfoods organization as they kick off their slow foods week. check out slow food north louisiana on the web for more information.

Monday, July 13, 2009

monday madness

another frenzied monday is almost over at the cafe@artspace. you send out one harmless twitter about chicken salad and the downtown area goes wild. spent the morning doing an interview featuring our great program "someone's in the kitchen." check us out tomorrow morning for an updated special menu. i shouldn't complain about selling out of the special on monday. i am elated. what kind of special dessert should I create today? any ideas? always open to suggestion...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Engagement Josh and Amy!!

it was a simple, elegant affair tonight at artspace as 50 of their closest friends came to toast their upcoming nuptials. as they will be marrying in south Louisiana, they could think of no better place to host a party for their north Louisiana friends and family. nestled against the gorgeous view of downtown in our coolspace gallery, they noshed on blackened steak with grilled asparagus. curried chicken salad, citrus smoked salmon, and crudite. great wines from purple winery complimented the array of sweet perfectly. the bride to be's favoriteswere the mini moon pies while her big sis was heard saying how much she loved the mini oatmeal cream sandwiches. artspace was the their destination for art, food, and fun! we wish them the very best!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

musicspace@artspace a big hit!

if you were anywhere else on friday night from 6pm to 10pm, you missed out on two of the most energetic, original, and entertaining bands shreveport has to offer. i was dancing in the kitchen while I was preparing crab stufffed mushrooms and curried chicken salad for another one of the fabulous events booked at artspace tomorrow night. i had no idea the entire audience could she me jamming out to the bands. make plans to be be here for the next one. you will be glad you did.

Freaky Friday Featuring Fine Fortissimo

For anyone who missed out on today's events, we have been busy here at artspace. Mayor Glover came today for a press conference regarding artspace. We fed the group here discussing the upcoming Great Depression exhibit (We enjoyed them all this week), however what I really want to share is the music space event tonight.

For a $5 cover, we have available Mr. Christopher (and friends) and Rene Caldwell playing some tunes for us. Of course we have drink specials as well. You can't turn down dollar longnecks for the beer drinkers, and for those in need of more substancial nourishment we will be concocting ham and cheese or turkey and swiss on sourdough sandwitches on our grills.

Do yourself a favor and come on out!
Starting at 6pm!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fresh Eats @ the cafe@artspace

Summer Vegetable soup, Pesto chicken sandwich, mini key lime pies... while it lasts.. made fresh daily!!

Read all about it...

keep your eyes open for great upcoming articles featuring executive chef Sydney Bell, your cafe@artspace team, and yours truly. we are being chronicled in the Times, Red River Moms Magazine, and the Forum. Seems like the word is out and it is so good!!

Friday, July 3, 2009


eat, drink, celebrate! the cafe@artspace wishes you and yours a glorious holiday weekend. we urge you to exercise your freedoms by indulging in homegrown and homemade cuisine. next week when you need a light fresh lunch to ease your guilt over all the BBQ you ate, we will be here. your destination for art, food, and fun is artspace. Happy 4th!