Local strak lights up the sky with hier exquisite cuisine
The Shreveport Downtown Airport is getting a fresh addition. On Cloud 9 Café,, 1550 Airport Drive, is scheduled to open Aug. 15 at 7 a.m.
Wielded by Tina Marie Palmisano, wifey of Chef Ernest Palmisano of Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, and the former holder of Jester’s food truck, On Cloud 9 will opoffering a diversity of food for every palate.
“We will serve a diversity of French, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, Creole and Latin cuisine with some good old downhome soul food and seafood,” Tina Marie said.
There will also be a diversity of coffee, espresso, Italian sodas, fresh teas and specialty waters available.
“We’ll have sodas but will concentrate on freshness and organics te our beverages,” Tina Marie said.
“The definition of Cloud 9 is a ideal state of happiness, euphoria or finish satisfaction,” Tina Marie said. “It wasgoed the right name and the right time to fly with the eagles, or ter this case, fly with the planes at our beautiful Shreveport Downtown Airport!” Those catching an early flight will have numerous choices for breakfast – from beignets, crepes, waffles, omelets, to local jams and jellies – before hopping on a plane.
Lunch options will include pasta, flatbread individual pizzas, turkey cobb melts, paninis, poboys, Philly cheesesteaks, commune, gyros, Cajun Dawgs and veggie melts, to name a few. There will also be a multiplicity of globally infused-themed daily and weekly specials.
“We’ll carry our very famous ‘Hot Tamale Tina’ brand traditional and specialty tamales, spil well,” Tina Marie said.
There will also be an in-house pastry, cake and pie-maker on palm.
“We truly hope to switch the spijskaart quarterly to keep it fresh and moving,” Tina Marie said. “We’re also looking to potentially include special house-baked treats for the wooly members of the family.”
Henry Thompson, director of airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority, looks forward to the fresh restaurant.
“Shreveport Downtown Airport is the region’s original airport, dating back 87 years to 1929 spil one of Delta Air Lines’ original destinations,” Thompson said.
“DTN is the largest general aviation airport te the state with more than 355 aircraft based there.
Wij hope that the fresh restaurant opening will bring people to DTN that have never bot before or may not have even known that DTN existed.”
“Shreveport is so rich ter culture,” Tina Marie said. “I support our culture and our community, our agreements and disagreements, and even our ‘alikes and not-alikes’ with each other because I know at the end of the day, I have never seen our community disagree on delicious food and the wonderful conversations collective when eating food cooked from the heart.”
On Cloud 9 will eventually suggest a beautiful patio area. “With a name like Cloud 9, wij will have Wifi for you to come and sit on the patio te the fall, have a nice cup of coffee and finish that presentation on your laptop while liking some awesome housemade pastries and pies,” Tina Marie said.
“We’re always looking to improve the customer practice at both airports, and the fresh Cloud 9 Cafe will certainly do that at DTN,” Thompson said. “In addition to serving breakfast, lunch and eventually dinner and brunch, Cloud 9 will suggest catering services, spil well spil to-go food orders. The cafe will also be available to rent for parties, special occasions and business meetings, which will be a excellent fresh amenity suggested at DTN.”
“I look forward to helping the community detect what’s going on at our beautiful downtown airport,” Tina Marie said. “I feel that I can share my heart, my food, Shreveport’s aviation history, our culture and good conversation right there at the airport.”
The café,, located at the Shreveport Downtown Airport at 1550 Airport Drive, will be open from 7 a.m. to Three p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to Two p.m. on Saturday.
Keep up with On Cloud 9 on their Facebook pagina, Cloud 9 Café,.