by Evangeline Davis
Here's a roundup of what's happening - new and notable - in the food scene in Mississippi this fall!
Join Pelican Pound, explore Ocean Springs, and make a positive impact on the community while enjoying your shopping experience! The $5 wooden “coin” boosts the Ocean Springs economy by encouraging people to shop and eat local. Available at the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, pick up free Pelican Pounds and use at participating shops and restaurants until September 29 during regular business hours. Simply present the Pelican Pound at the time of purchase to redeem its full value (one per person per transaction). The initiative is a project of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street and funded in part by the 2% Food and Beverage Tax.
Another addition to Front Street Eats, Bourbon on Front offers steaks, seafood, cocktails, and of course, bourbon to the downtown mix. (The restaurant joins the likes of Hattiesburg’s Blu Jazz Cafe, Hattiesburgers and Blues, Southbound Bagel & Coffee and Nellie’s Chicken and Daiquiris.) At Bourbon on Front you're treated to one of the best views on Front Street from the rooftop patio, and sample top notch bourbons from the well-stocked bar including Yellowstone Limited Edition, Blood Oath, Kentucky Owl and Elijah Craig, just to name a few. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3-10 p.m. Reservations recommended. www.bourbon-on-front.com
V chef Guy Fieri is bringing Flavortown to the Mid-South with Guy Fieri’s Tunica Kitchen + Bar to debut at Horseshoe Tunica this summer. The menu will feature his American-style cuisine including sandwiches, burgers, desserts and the famous trash can nachos. “We’re thrilled to add Guy Fieri’s Tunica Kitchen + Bar to our culinary lineup on property,” said Derrick Madison, SVP & General Manager of Horseshoe Tunica. “We’re confident that our guests will love what Guy has to offer and we can’t wait to bring the flavor to Mississippi.” The restaurant will be located on the main casino floor across from the World Series of Poker room.
The Tiger Den in Saltillo, open since late February, offers breakfast, a salad bar and cafeteria-style hot options for a quick lunch, and a tasty, scratch-made dinner menu. The well-stocked salad bar has a cornucopia of topping choices, and daily lunch options include American favorites like meatloaf, pork chops, chicken strips, green beans, mashed potatoes & gravy, fried squash, and cornbread or rolls. Dinner menu items include crab claws, chargrilled oysters, shrimp several ways, steak and catfish. Grab a Blue Bell ice cream sundae to finish your meal. Closed Mondays. Get a full menu and more info on Facebook.