Baked Goods/Donuts, Restaurants, Sandwiches »

Posted by YAR on 22 Jun 2010 [No Comments]
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 »

Posted by YAR on 22 May 2010 [No Comments]
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, …

Events »

Posted by YAR on 19 May 2010 [No Comments]
Thursday: Cathead Vodka Introduction

Tomorrow (Thursday) the makers of Cathead Vodka (Mississippi’s first legal distilled spirit, apparently) will be introducing their new product at Congress Street Bar & Grill downtown (120 N. Congress St). The vodka introduction (including samples) will be from 6-7. Starting at 7, live blues from Joe Carroll. Nathan Glenn (of Rooster’s and the Fondren Basil’s) will cook dinner specials. Sounds like a fun food/drink/music combo to me!

Restaurants, Sandwiches »

Posted by YAR on 13 May 2010 [No Comments]
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 …

Reports »

Posted by YAR on 6 May 2010 [No Comments]
Restaurant Openings Report

Blazing Barbeque (521 Nakoma Dr, JACKSON) [601-813-4951] (Fast Food/Deli)
County Line Kitchen (4980 Hwy 16 East, CANTON) [(601) 859-6953] (Fast Food/Deli)
Congress St. Bar & Grill (120 North Congress St, Ste L-3, JACKSON) [601-968-0857] (Full Service)
J&H Concessions @ Obies Chevron (600 Hwy 80 West, CLINTON) [601-259-9495] (Fast Food/Deli)
Frank’s Deli & Wings (1700 Terry Rd, Ste 14, JACKSON) [601-360-1341] (Fast Food/Deli)
New York Grill - Krispy Krunchy Chicken (1009 Robinson Rd, JACKSON) [769-251-1425] (Fast Food/Deli)
Melanie’s (7126 Siwell Rd., BYRAM) [601-260-2664] (Fast Food/Deli)
Burgers and Blues (1060 E. County Line Rd, Ste 22, …

Coffee, Restaurants, Sandwiches »

Posted by YAR on 23 Apr 2010 [No Comments]
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 »

Posted by YAR on 20 Apr 2010 [No Comments]
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 …


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