From Gastropub Food Trailer to Neighborhood Restaurant

The story of Fat Calf Brasserie

Many Southern restaurants have humble beginnings, and Fat Calf Brasserie in Shreveport, LA is no exception. In our early days as Fat Calf Boucherie, we operated out of a stationary food trailer at Red River Brewing Company and were known for serving locally raised meat. Shortly after opening, we moved the 40-foot trailer inside the brewery, and two years later we rebranded and moved to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Highland neighborhood.

Today, Fat Calf Brasserie serves French Southern fare in an intimate, casual setting. We are a small restaurant and seating is limited, so reserve a table now to enjoy happy hour specials, craft cocktails, delicious food, and more.

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Who We Are

Chef Anthony Felan is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco where he began his journey in the culinary world. His experience cooking in some of the Bay Area's best restaurants, as well as his childhood memories of working in his grandfather's garden, instilled in him a deep respect for fresh ingredients. His love for Louisiana and his family brought him back home in 2010, where he joined the team of Wine Country Bistro and quickly moved up to Executive Chef.
In 2017, Anthony's drive for something of his own led to his first business endeavor. Fat Calf Boucherie started as a stationary food trailer at Red River Brewing Company, serving gastro-pub style fare utilizing locally raised meat. His popular food trailer concept evolved from a 10-item menu parked outside the building to moving inside the brewery and expanding to a full menu.
In November 2019, he, along with his wife and mother-in-law, opened Fat Calf Brasserie. Located in the Highland community of Shreveport, Fat Calf Brasserie is a casual and quaint neighborhood establishment that offers French-inspired Southern cuisine with an eclectic craft cocktail and wine program.
In addition to the restaurant, Chef Anthony provides unique dining experiences through on and off-site Chef's Tables, 2nd Act Supper Club, and Fat Calf Catering and Events.
Chef Anthony was one of Louisiana Cookin' magazine's 2020 Chefs To Watch, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau's 2022 Excellence in Hospitality Awards' Chef of the Year, and the Louisiana Food Prize 2022 People's Choice Award winner. Fat Calf Brasserie was chosen by the Shreveport-Bossier community as SB Magazine's Best New Restaurant in 2020.