February 26, 2020

“Wanna go to the Italian place?” An invitation with those words in it is one I rarely, if ever, turn down. Heading into the parking lot of Angelo’s, located just off I-55 North near Gluckstadt, I was surprised to see the words “barbecue and pizza” along with Italian. A...

February 19, 2020

It’s hard to say with any degree of certainty which restaurant first brought gourmet pizza to the Jackson area, but this I can safely report: Soulshine Pizza Factory was definitely on the scene before many that now dot the specialty pizza landscape. Along with its loca...

February 13, 2020

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a favorite Jackson eatery from my earliest days in Jackson returned to its original downtown location several years ago after suffering not one, but two fires. First opening in 1986, Iron Horse Grill quickly became known for puttin...

February 5, 2020

While the longevity of many restaurants is measured in months or a few years, one Jackson restaurant continues to create memories while passing through generations of the same family like heirloom jewelry. Family members are still running Hal & Mal’s, a restaurant star...

January 29, 2020

Once again, I stumbled upon a great restaurant with a name that needs explaining before I discuss the food and obvious reasons you should visit. It’s true, Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, first built in the shadow of Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge by two walk-ons to LSU’s b...

January 22, 2020

After a couple of weeks in 2020, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite new, and in some cases, newly discovered, supermarket items from the past year. As I’ve previously mentioned, I hope and pray Mississippi’s local retailers stay viable. I’m still not sure how...

January 15, 2020

A visual reminder of a restaurant’s delicious food and, in this case, its sparkling clean kitchen, is often enough impetus for me to visit or, in this case, revisit a place I haven’t frequented in a while. The kitchen of Krilakis in Ridgeland was recently shown on an e...

January 10, 2020

After dining at and comparing the merits of hundreds of restaurants, I’ve found that outstanding ones usually have two common denominators: a varied but not overly-crowded menu, and an above-average bread basket. Purple Parrot Café, reigning supreme on Hardy Street in...

January 1, 2020

Readers’ questions on restaurant recommendations often extend beyond our state borders. Accepting an invitation to join a large group of friends in New York City for a pre-Christmas trip created the opportunity to share new culinary adventures. After all, New York is h...

December 23, 2019

‘Twas the week of Christmas, Monday rolled around, and I found myself behind on my baking and homemade gift-making. Usually by now, I’ve made a few batches of cookies and candy for co-workers and friends. My excuse is a trip to New York City (more on that food and trav...

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