Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — I have a few weaknesses, one of them is banana pudding.
So when a friend of mine told me that the banana pudding at Sherry's Diner in Shreveport is "slap your momma" good, I knew I had to try it out.
He was totally right.
Even owner Sherry Jefferson herself is obsessed with her banana pudding, although it isn't actually hers. “I have to tell you, I have to give a great aunt of mine all the credit.She's been making my homemade banana pudding since I've been here. You've heard the expression fingers and toes, she put her fingers and toes in it, means its good, it means you put everything in it, it's real good.
It seems everyone loves Sherry's diner. Quincy Hall likes it so much he comes every other day, "the food here is awesome. I recommend anybody that loves good southern soul food, this is the place to come. And like I said, you won't be disappointed."
That was a challenge I was willing to accept, so Sherry took me to the kitchen to make one of her specialties, chicken and rice. I love that everything is nice and fresh.
Sherry was cooking it up perfectly, but decided I needed to woman the grill. Luckily, even I couldn’t manage to mess up her delicious cooking.
After trying Sherry's chicken I had one question for her, "will you come home and cook for me every day, please?"
But all be honest, my favorite part of Sherry's diner isn't the food, it's Sherry, and how the restaurant came to be. She told me, "I was at the Horseshoe one night and hit a jackpot for 28 thousand dollars ad I had always made a promise to myself that if I ever got the money to start my own business, because I love cooking, that that’s what I would do."
So just like that, 21-35 Freewater Street in Stoner Hill became home to Sherry's Diner.
And that's just another reason I love the Arklatex