Coast Cooking

Bay St. Louis is hopping with plenty of good restaurants; and other foodie news on the Coast

Co-owner of the Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, Kait Sukiennik, shows off one of her famous biscuits.
Co-owner of the Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, Kait Sukiennik, shows off one of her famous biscuits. Special to the Sun Herald

Blind Tiger Biloxi

Every time I ride my bike past the Blind Tiger in Biloxi, it seems they have added another attraction. The other day there was a volleyball tournament going on.

There seems to be two new stages on the west side of the building, plus a water feature that looks like a water tower with a perpetually running spigot and a stepped waterfall. Pretty cool.

Have you tried the dried packet of seasonings and vegetables called “Zydeco Chop Chop” yet? It is pretty interesting. It’s a mix of onion, garlic, red and green bell pepper, celery and a few other things. Try it with steamed rice.

Green House on Porter

Sept. 9, Cary Hudson is playing at the Green House on Porter in Ocean Springs, and trivia night is Sept 7. If you haven’t check out one of the coolest coffee shop on the Coast, now is your chance.

Bay St. Louis

It seems Bay St. Louis, which was almost obliterated by Hurricane Katrina, has come back in a major way.

Within a block or two of the intersection of North Beach and Main Street there are dozens of shops and restaurants to visit, including the Blind Tiger, Tripletails, Buoys Bar, 200 North Beach, Serious Bread Bakery, Lulu’s (a crazy good place for Sunday brunch). Corks and Cleavers Italian Bistro and many more.

Tidbits

Charred in Ocean Springs is now open for Sunday brunch.

Le Café Beignet in Biloxi has moved to Lameuse St. Have you tried their stuffed beignets? A friend of mine called them life-changing.

Did you notice that Fort Bayou Wine and Spirits in Ocean Springs has remodeled and almost doubled in size?

Owner Marta Williams (who is a certified wine specialist) told me she has picked up about 40 percent more wines.

Her son, Michael Williams also works there, is a level two sommelier. Wow, there are so few somms around and to have a level two is a big deal.

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