HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Cotton Blues (6116 US-98) is excited to have officially reopened its
doors on Tuesday, July 14, unveiling a newly re-branded restaurant concept, Cotton Blues Kitchen & Marketplace. Loved by residents of “The Hub City,” the updated restaurant continues to offer a melting pot of Southern hospitality in a vibrant, multi-use retail space, providing a selection of dining options for diners to enjoy.
The revamped marketplace offers guests a range of new outdoor dining accommodations, an everyday marketplace, a multitude of chef-crafted, grab-and-go meals and a dedicated curbside pickup area. An adapted service model will set a new standard of excellence ensuring guests can dine confidently in a safe and comfortable setting.
In the Kitchen
As before, Cotton Blues serves signature flavors and Southern-inspired cuisine from Executive Chef Jordan Creel showcasing quality comfort food. A variety of mouth-watering appetizers, and “Blue Plate” entrées including Fried Cheese Curds, Blackened Fish Tacos and Baby Back Ribs can be expected along with new to-go menu items. Designed to be taken home and enjoyed, the restaurants “One Pot” and “Ready to Heat” meals give guests an effortless way to satisfy their cravings. Daily specials include Cajun Jambalaya, Chicken and Dumplins, Salisbury Steak, Chicken Pot Pie, Smoked Beef Brisket and more.
And no classic Mississippi meal would be complete without something sweet. Guests will find a range of handcrafted pastries from Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Davis including his beloved Cotton Blues Cheesecake. The original Mississippi-made recipe is a legend in its own right and is the base for beautifully swirled options including Blueberry, Strawberry and Sea-Salted Caramel. Each cheesecake is handcrafted in small batches with seven ingredients, ensuring top quality, flavor and rich texture.
The Renovated Eatery
Cotton Blues Kitchen & Marketplace will also feature a wide range of fresh produce, unique specialty items and artisan wine and cheese sourced from small businesses across the nation. The shelves are stocked with products including Flathau’s Fine Food, Lil Butcher Shoppe, Hammond’s Chocolate Bar, Willa’s Shortbread and White’s Elixirs.
With the adapted business model, Cotton Blues Kitchen & Marketplace staff are able to apply all precautionary measures from both the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seamlessly, guaranteeing a safe environment for both patrons and employees. Cotton Blues Kitchen & Marketplace is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.