The Mississippi Gulf Coast could be among the hidden jewels. After being decimated by Hurricane Katrina, the area — constituted of three towns, 14 communities and cities, and 26Â miles of sandy beaches is unknown to many. This encourage quaint storefronts pepper and local businesses the roads of condos that are sprawling. The natives are often artistic, they probably know how to cook a fantastic southern meal, however, one thing is for sure: they hospitable as they come.
Besides fairly shores and the charming community, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a hotbed for food. There is Lulu’s on Main, helmed by Nancy Moynan, an alumnus of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, that serves reinvented Creole cuisine in her shop. There are wine bars, dive bars and an popsicle shop. And of course, a biscuit joint, located in a former greenhouse babies, and a kitty hanging out on the patio.
Hotel Whiskey is your first property to open in Pass Christian, Miss. in 90 decades and is home to an elegant restaurant. If you’re looking for the real-deal steakhouse experience — and perhaps a respite from conventional Gulf fare — the USDA prime steaks are cooked perfectly and served (as they ought to be) with a traditional creamed spinach or curry.
And a visit to the Gulf will not be complete if you do not find Darwell’s CafÃ© in Long Beach, Miss.. Here, proprietor Papa D (and most of his family) has generated an eatery with enough kitsch to land a spot on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Though the food is insanely good (try the slick crawfish etouffee), it is meeting Papa D that’s well worth making the trek. Ask him to draw on your picture onto a Styrofoam drink cup he may be outside jamming with the group.
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