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Chimneys cuisine best in state, MSN says

The Chimneys in Gulfport is the top restaurant in Mississippi, according to a list at msn.com.
The Chimneys in Gulfport is the top restaurant in Mississippi, according to a list at msn.com. SUN HERALD FILE

Creole pasta and stuffed flounder at The Chimneys restaurant in Gulfport have grabbed some national attention.

Network MSN posted at msn.com “The best restaurant in every U.S. state,” and The Chimneys grabbed the honor for Mississippi.

“Calling all seafood lovers, this place is for you. The Chimneys brings fine dining to the Mississippi coast with a ton of delicious seafood creations like creole pasta, stuffed flounder, fried oysters and lobster tail. Still not convinced? The Culture Trip named it as one the best eateries in the state and it has a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5,” the article states.

It joins luminaries such as Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Ala., Damon Baehrel in New York City, McCrady’s in Charleston, S.C., and relatively new Square Root in New Orleans in the online article that celebrates “the cream of the culinary crop.”

The Chimneys’ first home was in Long Beach. In fact, The Chimneys is a long-ago name for the city.

The restaurant later moved to a restored 1900s Queen Anne house on the beach in Gulfport, but Hurricane Katrina destroyed the classic home in 2005.

Owners Peter and Dix Nord rebuilt The Chimneys in 2010. Dix Nord died two years later. Their children, Sophie Nord and Watson Nord, continue to operate the restaurant, adding their own imprint to The Chimneys.

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

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