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[23 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Ole Tavern on George St.

The Ole Tavern (416 George St, Jackson) manages to have a good bar atmosphere and a good restaurant atmosphere at the same time.  It has a pub-like feel, with a lot of dark wood and brick, plus high ceilings and big windows.  I appreciate that the place feels like it’s trying without trying too hard.

Despite the photo above, it was bustling when we went for lunch on a Tuesday; only the bar was empty.  My coworker ordered the King George’s Burger from the specials board.  It was huge, and came …

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[14 Apr 2010 | 51 Comments | ]
Burgers & Blues

Since Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Rd, Ridgeland) has only been open a few days, I was surprised to see a fair number of people there when I went today.  But I was less surprised when I opened the menu and learned that it is an Al Stamps joint — his reputation for burgers totally precedes him (in a good way) in this town.

Atmosphere-wise, B&B is a great counterpoint to Al Stamp’s other restaurant, Cool Al’s. There’s nothing wrong with a divier vibe, but if you want to be …

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[22 Dec 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
F. Jones Corner: Revitalizing Jackson, One Beer at a Time

I admit that I was biased in favor of F. Jones Corner (303 N. Farish St., Jackson) as soon as  saw their t-shirts, which say “Revitalizing Jackson, One Beer at a Time.”

The building apparently used to be a gas station (JFP). As you can see, there are no windows, which explains the extremely poor food photos below.  Sorry about that!

I’ve gotten the F’n Crab Burger both times I’ve been to F. Jones, and I enjoyed it both times. There is plenty of crab, along with peppers and other seasonings that …

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[15 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
The Blue Rooster

A friend told me that the Blue Rooster (4822 Hwy 22, Flora) has the best burgers around. Then she told me I should call ahead to make sure they were open because they have unreliable hours, and I was there. I tend to have an affinity for places with unreliable hours.
Turns out they were open that Saturday for lunch (they may or may not actually have unreliable hours). They definitely do have some serious burgers.

This is the impressive Big Nasty: two patties with bacon, pepper jack, sauteed onions, etc, on …

 

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