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As a token of appreciation for being voted Best of 2012, Bistro Byronz is offering customers a chance to experience its menu at a discounted price.
At dinner, cassoulet as well as pork chops marinated in Abita root beer stand among entrees priced between $7.95 and $23.95, and every Friday evening, live music accompanies meals at the Shreveport location. During lunch, wait staff brings sandwiches and burgers that are made on seven-grain or Byronz original bread and piled with corned beef, chicken paillard, shrimp, or other ingredients, each ranging from $6.65 to $12.45.
When Mike Kantrow founded his original sandwich shop in 1979, he thought the name Byron's looked too boring. So, as he explains on his restaurant's website, he scratched the s and added a z to the end, giving birth to both a local legend with the Big Byronz sandwich and a local controversy over how to pronounce "Byronz." "If you want clarification on how to say it," Mike explains, "don't ask me."
So while regulars may fight over phonetics, few argue over the flavors infused in Bistro Byronz's southern-styled bistro cuisine. Hearty entrees anchor both the lunch and dinner menus, inviting diners to dig into the roasted potatoes that flank a French-cut pork chop marinated in Abita root beer. Comfort dishes soothe the soul, such as tender pot roast that wades in a creole gravy and the signature Byronz sandwich with three types of meat, cheeses, dressing, and black olives.