The expanding restaurant lineup in Bay St. Louis is growing by two with the addition of Grumpy Chicken and Louie and the Redhead Lady in time for holiday dining.
Joshua Meadors is the owner of the new Grumpy Chicken at 820 U.S. 90 in the Bay. On the menu is a diverse offering of hot tamales, smoked pork belly, fried green tomatoes, salads, sandwiches, po-boys and chicken and waffles.
The restaurant will be known for its plate lunches, fried chicken and Blues and Beignets every Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 344-3366
Louie and the Redhead Lady, featured on Guy Fieri's Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" when the restaurant was in Mandeville, La., has opened at 136 Blaize Ave. in the Depot District.
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The restaurant is open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Chef Louie Finnan dresses in colorful pants and gives breakfast and lunch a New Orleans Cajun and Creole flavor.
Biscuits and gravy have a twist, served as biscuits and debris with roast beef shavings and gravy. The names of the eggs Benedict dishes are as creative as the dishes -- French Market Benedict, Bay Benedict, Voodoo Benedict and Bayou Benedict. From the sea come Eggs Nouvelle Orleans, made with crab cakes topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise, and Eggs Buras with Louie's famed flash-fried oysters.
Other breakfast choices are bananas Foster pancakes, sauteed veal with grits, crab meat omelet and jambalaya scramble. A special holiday lunch menu features fried green tomatoes, Boston seafood chowder, Cajun Creole gumbo and Zydeco shrimp.
Louie's wife, Ginger,The Redhead Lady, is a jewelry designer and sells her creations at the restaurant. Phone: 344-3338
Both restaurants have been certified to open by the state Health Department.
Reopening soon in Bay St. Louis is Old Cuevas Bistro at 111-A Main Street. Resumes are being accepted at the restaurant Thursday through Saturday.