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[23 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
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 …

Baked Goods/Donuts, Restaurants, Sandwiches »

[22 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Campbell’s Bakery (and lunch)

I’d driven by Campbell’s Bakery (3013 N. State St, Jackson) hundreds of times, always thinking it was cute but never in the market for baked goods.  When they started serving lunch earlier this year, I finally had a reason to go.

I’ve been twice for lunch and really liked it both times.  Last time, I had a turkey sandwich.  The menu says the turkey is “marinated with our own seasonings,” and those seasonings stood out more than I’d expected they would.  I caught some rosemary, and the overall effect was nicely …

Cajun/Creole, Restaurants »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
King Creole

King Creole (2212 Old Brandon Road, Pearl) is a new place that does the boiled-or-fried-seafood thing pretty well.  The boiled seafood comes from the Haul’n Tails (cute name, I think) cart outside.

You order from a counter, and can eat at one of several booths.  Things were a little hectic, service-wise, but I didn’t mind because we weren’t in a hurry and everyone was very apologetic.  I got the fried crawfish po-boy (6-inch for $8.85, 12-inch for $12.95).

I liked the po-boy.  The cornmeal breading was light in both consistency and seasoning, …

Restaurants, Sandwiches »

[13 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Room Service

If you’re bored, I recommend searching the internet for comments about Room Service (4107 Northview Dr., Jackson).  People love it or hate it, and the haters get pretty passionate about it — but most of the hatred relates to service, not food.  Apparently the owner and employees don’t really have a “customer is always right” kind of attitude.  But my coworkers and I have gotten food here three times and haven’t experienced Room Service’s legendary rudeness.  Even if we had, I’m pretty sure we would keep going back for the food.

Of …

Coffee, Restaurants, Sandwiches »

[23 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Koinonia Coffee House

Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St, Jackson) is in a big yellow house on the edge of downtown Jackson.  Inside, it is charming and pleasant, and is exactly the kind of coffee house I always looked for as a student: quiet, well-lit, and with plenty of comfortable places to study.  There were two larger rooms with tables, but I preferred a side room that felt like a well-decorated living room and included this cute nook.

I apologize for going to a coffee house and not reviewing the coffee, but I …

Burgers, Restaurants, Southern »

[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Griffin’s Restaurant: Home of the Whoa Burger

I hesitated to go in when I pulled up at Griffin’s (3224 W. Capitol St., Jackson) because there were no cars around and I wasn’t sure it was open.  But then I smelled something delicious and realized it was definitely open for business.  Several people trickled in and out to pick up their orders while I waited for my burger — it is definitely a call-ahead joint if you are in any hurry.

The menu lists regular burgers and “Whoa Burgers.”  I had never heard of the latter — according to …

Cajun/Creole, Restaurants »

[15 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Zydeco Restaurant

Zydeco (6340 Ridgewood Ct, Ridgeland) has an intriguing, ambitious menu that doesn’t quite match the generic building and location.  Inside, things are a bit more interesting than they seem from outside; there’s cajun- and Saints-themed decor, zydeco music playing on the stereo, a full bar and very friendly staff.

For my appetizer, I got the crab cakes.  It wasn’t an easy choice because the Natchitoches Crawfish Pies and the Bleu Cheese Beignets & Boudin Balls sounded so interesting, but I’d heard such good things about the crab cakes (which my waitress …

 

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