This article first appeared in the April/May 2023 issue of eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI magazine
By Paige White
Aplόs Opening Second Location in Ridgeland
Aplόs founder and CEO Alex Eaton recently announced that the popular Mediterranean eatery will open a second location at Renaissance at Colony Park. The Highland Village hotspot is known for casual, Mediterranean dishes, pizzas, and frozen cocktails. The Renaissance location will be near Malco Cinema and is set to open Father’s Day weekend. The Highland Village location will also unveil updates this spring, including additional seating, a new bar, and new technology. For more information, visit EatAplos.com.
Zundo Ramen & Sake Bar Opens in Fondren
A new ramen restaurant opened earlier this year the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson. Zundo Ramen Bar presents contemporary Japanese dining and is known for its slow-cooked approach to ramen. Broths are simmered in-house for 20 hours and noodles are house-made. The menu also includes gyoza, chash bun (pork belly bun), kaki fry (deep fried oysters), Katsu curry rice, and other Japanese favorites. Zundo is located at 3100 N. State Street, Suite 102, in Jackson. Check out their menu online at ZundoRamenMS.com.
Lucky Dog Music Hall & Bar Opening at Silo Square
Another unique concept is set to open this summer at Southaven’s Silo Square. Lucky Dog Music Hall & Bar will be home to live music five days a week, great food and drinks, and more. Rollup barn doors and outdoor seating will overlook the beautiful bell tower at Silo Park. Lucky Dog will also be dog friendly and the perfect spot before or after summer concerts at the BankPlus Amphitheater, happy hour, or just a night out. For more information, see Facebook.com/silosquarems.
Bluto’s Greek Tavern Opens in Starkville
A new restaurant recently entered the Starkville culinary scene. Located in the heart of the Cotton District, Bluto’s Greek Tavern is located in the former Humble Taco location on University Drive. The menu is full of gyros, salads, Greek entrees, and appetizers like the pita mozz, Greek wings, loaded Greek fries, spanikopita, and baba ghanoush. Being in a college town, there is also a late-night menu of gyros, fries, and quesadillas. Bluto’s also boasts a creative drink menu with three specialty drinks served in a 40-ounce fishbowl. For more info and the menu, visit BlutosGreekTavern.com.