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Posted by YAR on 15 Jul 2010 [No Comments]
Local 463

Last month, Derek Emerson (of Walker’s Drive-In) opened  Local 463 (121A Colony Crossing Way, Madison). Given the local love for Walker’s, I’m sure expectations for Local 463 were high.  But judging by the crowds at Local 463 both times I’ve been, people have not been disappointed.

Local 463 is a little rich for my blood for a random mid-week solo dinner. But even if you’re not up for a $20-something entree, there is something for you at Local 463—namely, pizza.

From the three pizza options, I chose the Florida rock shrimp and …

Restaurants, Steak »

Posted by YAR on 8 Jul 2010 [No Comments]
Wynndale Steakhouse

Wynndale Steakhouse (6672 Terry Rd, Terry) has a laid back (some would say divey) charm, amazing steak, and is located in a former gas station.  That combination makes it one of my new favorite Jackson-area restaurants.

For three of us, we ordered a jalapeño-shrimp popper appetizer, a half rack of ribs, and the 32-oz sirloin (for two).  What with all of the sides and a trip to the salad bar for each of us, it was so much food that we were all groaning by the end of the meal, and yet …

Greek, Restaurants, Seafood »

Posted by YAR on 7 Jul 2010 [No Comments]
Bill’s Greek Tavern

I ordered my food from Bill’s Greek Tavern (4760 McWillie Dr, Jackson) to go, but everyone in the restaurant was having such a good time that I wished I could stay.  Next time, I will be bringing some wine and eating in.

Even though I would have had more fun eating in, I certainly did not get skimped, food-wise, by taking out. For $20, I got two giant red snapper filets (I was told this was the best fish of the day), a baked potato, veggies, pita, and a fairly large …

Restaurants, Southern »

Posted by YAR on 5 Jul 2010 [No Comments]
Pecan Park Cafe

The Pecan Park Cafe (1039 Pecan Park Cir., Jackson) is a friendly soul food restaurant that opened in May.

A lunch plate (meat, two veg, bread) costs $6.50, and is quite a lot of food (don’t be fooled by the low level of beans in the photo below—she actually filled it almost to overflowing, and it did in fact overflow into the rest of the container).  They offer a few things daily (fried chicken, baked chicken, baked fish, greens, string beans, lima beans, mac & cheese and rice & gravy), with …

Restaurants, Vietnamese »

Posted by YAR on 28 Jun 2010 [No Comments]
Saigon Restaurant

Saigon (2640 Lakeland Dr, Flowood) is much too easy to miss — it’s in a former Wendy’s building and the sign is hard to see when you’re driving from Jackson.

When I last went to Saigon with a coworker, we asked the waitress for an appetizer recommendation and then completely ignored her suggestion of the spring roll or egg roll.  (I like the spring roll at Saigon, but I rarely get too excited about spring or egg rolls.)  Instead, we got the “Beef salad topped with chili lemon sauce.”

Be warned that …

Bars, Burgers, Restaurants, Sandwiches »

Posted by YAR on 23 Jun 2010 [No 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 …

Reports »

Posted by YAR on 22 Jun 2010 [No Comments]
Restaurant Openings Report

LOCAL 463 URBAN  KITCHEN (121 COLONY CROSSING, SUITE A, MADISON) [601-707-7684] (Full Service)
PIT STOP #2 (14005 Hwy 18, RAYMOND) [6018572127] (Fast Food/Deli)
Express Food Mart (603 Wallace Dr., Edwards) [601-852-2018] (Fast Food/Deli)
CHINA BUFFET (125 HWY 80 EAST, JACKSON) [601 924-9596] (Full Service)
Chandi Food Mart (555 West Peace Street, Canton) [(601) 859-8025] (Fast Food/Deli)
Starlite Cafe/Kidz Rock (3 Mac & Bones Blvd, Pearl) [601-942-6496] (Fast Food/Deli)
GIGI’S CUPCAKES (730 MACKENZIE LANE, FLOWOOD) [601-919-1566] (Bakery/Donut/Coffee)
CASUAL CATERING LLC (503 FOREST POINT, BRANDON) [601-992-6764] (Mobile Food)
CAPPY’S BP #9 (7000 OLD CANTON ROAD, RIDGELAND) [601 856 3413] (Fast …


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