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“We really want to celebrate craft beer. And we want to be doing it different than anybody else.” —Jesse Houston about Saltine Oyster Bar, p 54

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11 JXN Life is like a Carnival. 12 PEOPLE Fitness Guru Learn something weighty from Brittany Horton. 14 Dress the Best Amanda Powell is stylin’ and profilin’. 14 Bulldog in a Skirt Ashley Lewis makes her drinks with a little kick. 18 Coal Miner’s Son The best prof stays true to his down-home roots. 18 PEEKABOO The Life of a Stylist Nikki Henry shows us what’s in her bag.

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20 COMMUNITY From Faces to Voices Get to know Y101’s Nate and Murphy. 24 URBAN LIVING The Tattoo Buzz What’s happening at Electric Dagger Tattoo?

Ashley Peusch, Chancellor Hood and Nicole Powers of Smoak Salon (see p 29)

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26 The Barbers’ Tale Men, treat yo’selves. 26 Through Generations Luke Abney keeps the family tradition at The Rogue.

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28 Cruisin’ the Capitol If you had a good body, would you hold it against us? 29 Explore Your Surroundings MCM helps children learn about the wacky world around them. 33 MENU GUIDE Paid advertising. 48 FOOD & DRINK For Pigs and Pints It’s not all about hops and pork. Really, it’s not. 49 What a Whammy Are you up to the burger challenge? 52 The Stuff of Vegetarian Dreams Majestic Kitchen is both healthy and delicious.

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53 Wine, Please Here’s to good times at CAET Wine Bar. 54 That Enamel Animal Random ingredients + beer. Nuff said. 56 FASHION Thrifty, artsy fartsy, cheap, the best. 60 MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE Fiction to Reality Jordan Harris is making her mark at Ardenland. 62 Inspirational Tunes Laurie Walker lends her voice to inspirational music. 64 Party Down How do you start the party? 66 Stealing the Show Brock Bailey gives us tips for open-mic night. 68 EVENTS Dog Days What to do, where to go this summer.

64 Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

72 LOCAL LIST Jeff Good’s Favorite Places And lots of ‘80s references. And he demanded two pages. Go figure.

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The Best We’ve Got

Art Director Kristin Brenemen Assistant Editor Micah Smith

Copy Editor Ronni Mott

Editorial Writers Tommy Burton // Dustin Cardon // Brian Gordon Genevieve Legacy // LaTonya Miller // Maya Miller Kathleen M. Mitchell // R.L. Nave // Julie Skipper Kelly Stone // Adria Walker Listings Editor // Latasha Willis Editorial Interns Jordan Morrow // Zachary Oren Smith Photography Imani Khayyam // Trip Burns // Tate K. Nations

Ad Design Zilpha Young Design Intern // Joshua Sheriff Business and Sales Advertising Director // Kimberly Griffin Account Executive // Gina Haug Account Executive // Brandi Stodard Marketing Assistant // Natalie West Distribution Manager // Richard Laswell Bookkeeper // Melanie Collins Office Assistant // Inga Sjostrom Operations Consultant // David Joseph President and Publisher Todd Stauffer CONTACT US Story ideas and pitches // editor@boomjackson.com Ad Sales // ads@boomjackson.com BOOM Jackson 125 S. Congress St., #1324, Jackson, MS 39201 p 601.362.6121 f 601.510.9019 Would you like copies of BOOM Jackson for recruiting, welcome packets or other corporate, institutional or educational uses? Call 601.362.6121 x16 or email natalie@jacksonfreepress.com. BOOM Jackson is a publication of Jackson Free Press Inc. BOOM Jackson, which publishes every other month, focuses on the urban experience in Jackson, Miss., emphasizing entrepreneurship, economic growth, culture, style and city life. Š 2015 Jackson Free Press Inc.

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hile I’ve had many dreams in my life—artist, fashion designer, and yes, a teacher, at some point—the idea of being a fiction writer has stuck with me over the years. But the only problem is that I’ve had many ideas, but none of them felt quite right. I can’t count how many unfinished novels sit on my laptop. M YA AY For National Novel WritKH ing Month a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon an idea that struck me more than any of my previous writing endeavors: a story about a girl who steps into a comic book-esque alternate universe. It was the first time I had ever had an idea like that, and I liked it. But eventually, I lost interest. Like so many others, it didn’t feel right. A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon another idea that seemed like a light at the end of the tunnel: a novel that explores what it would be like if Jackson had superheroes. While Jackson isn’t as dark as cities such as Gotham or Starling City, it’s definitely got a little bit of that edge. And when a crime happens, it does make it seem like superheroes would be a good idea. But so much more about Jackson inspired me to write this novel. For one thing, the people in the metro area served as a big inspiration. It truly is the people that make this city so great. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves in Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson to highlight the creativity and ingenuity of local people through the Best of Jackson contest. For instance, you have restaurant entrepreneurs such as Jesse Houston and Grant Hutcheson who, in the span of their first year of business at Saltine Oyster Bar (see page 54) and The Pig & Pint (see pages 48-49), respectively, have managed to do their work so well that they received more than one Best of Jackson award. Jackson’s neighborhoods also inspired me. Fondren won Best Tourist Attraction, and Belhaven came in as a finalist for Best Reason to Live in Jackson. In BOJ, we use Jacksonians’ votes as a way to essentially create a guide to the area, to highlight what you should do, who you should meet and where you should go. IM

Editor-in-Chief and CEO Donna Ladd

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Like the rest of the city, JFP/BOOM staffers pride ourselves on our creativity, and to me, this has been one of our most creative and fun issues to put together. And it would have been much harder if I didn’t have a team behind me. BOOM Assistant Editor and JFP Music Editor Micah Smith shares the load of work with me each issue. He helps me assign, does some of the dirtier work (like putting together the issue “dummy� for the team) and like many of the other JFP/BOOM staffers, keeps me from going insane when things get overwhelming. I’d also like to give a shoutout to the design department—Art Director Kristin Brenemen, Ad Designer Zilpha Young and Design Intern Joshua Sheriff. Kristin takes my ideas and turns them into reality, making creative designs such as the one for the Whammy Burger at Burgers & Blues (see page 50). Along the way, she takes time to teach Josh. Zilpha designs incredible ads and helps Kristin keep the issue moving. Next, I’d like to mention Jackson Free Press Daily Editor Dustin Cardon, who is an incredibly talented writer and helps me out with factchecking and so many other things. Then there’s JFP News Editor R.L. Nave. He is a talented writer as well, and when I’m having a particularly overwhelming moment, I can always count on his unique sense of humor and brand of sarcasm to make me laugh. And, of course, I couldn’t possibly do this without the help of our fearless leaders Editor in Chief Donna Ladd and Publisher Todd Stauffer. No matter how crazy it gets, they always manage to keep the wheels turning. I’ve now passed my two-year mark with Jackson Free Press and BOOM magazine. It’s been a crazy ride, and just as Best of Jackson highlights the good parts of the city, I hope I’ve done my best to communicate my love for Jackson and Mississippi. And I hope it keeps getting better. The city will continue to be an inspiration for both my novel and my everyday life.

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2. Kathleen M. Mitchell Freelance writer Kathleen Mitchell loves all things green, Irish or related to Ireland. Her greatest secret is that she’s not a natural redhead. She wrote about urban-living winners in this issue.

3. Josh Sheriff Design Intern Josh Sheriff is a senior at Jackson State University. He’s come from many places, but he’s sure of where he wants to go in life. Thanks to some great teachers, he is making his way toward becoming a pro in the design industry. He helped design the issue.

4. Imani Khayyam Staff Photographer Imani Khayyam is an art lover, a native of Jackson and a proud Tougaloo College graduate. He loves to be behind the camera and capture the true essence of his subjects. He took many photos for this issue including the cover.

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Broad Street Baking Company brought its king cake to party with Jackson.

The crowd watches as Salsa Mississippi dancers samba the night away.

Southern Komfort Brass Band begins the second line stomp.

Kass Welchlin had one of the coolest costumes at Best of Jackson.

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s it does every year on the last Sunday in January, the Jackson Free Press hosted its Best of Jackson party to celebrate everything that’s good about the city, whether food, places to shop, people to meet or things to do. The JFP has been doing this for 13 years, and we know how to party. This year’s theme was Carnival, and we weren’t talking about the circus. We modeled our party off the world-famous Carnival festival, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before Lent each year. The festival comes to life with music, elaborate costumes and floats, and samba school, where neighbors come together to celebrate before the fasts of Lent. Jackson Free Press put its own take on Carnival, and more than 1,500 people turned up to the event in the Landmark Building downtown, complete with colorful, elaborate, feathered masks and festive dress. Some people even dressed like the dancers you’d see in the Rio parade, complete with feathery headdress and bright colors. If you attended the party, and we’re betting that you had a blast. If you could not attend, here is some of what you missed. (Be sure to subscribe to jfpdaily.com to be on the invitation list for next year. It’s free.) Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

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• Southern Komfort Brass Band, which won Best Cover Band, Best Original Band and Best Jazz Band, performed a second line stomp during the party, leading an indoor parade. • DJ Phingaprint got the crowd on its feet and dancing, as always with a great mix of songs, from “Uptown Funk” to the “Cha Cha Slide.”

• A bunch of really cool people and businesses received awards during the Best of Jackson party. • Restaurants across the metro area brought tons of delicious food, from Broad Street Baking Company’s famous king cake to shrimp and grits from Saltine Oyster Bar and, really, everything in between.

• Salsa Mississippi dancers, including Shawntel McQuarter, performed a traditional samba performance on center court.

• Jackie Brown Bear (Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson’s mascot) made a brief appearance. Then dropped the mic and left the stage, as usual.

• Inky the Clown made cool balloons for everyone. He made Editor-in-Chief Donna Ladd a hat that Jackson Free Press staffers later turned into an alien intern. Sadly, the balloon intern is no longer with us.

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Brittany Horton, Fitness Guru // by Kathleen M. Mitchell Were you always active, or did you get into fitness later in life? I grew up dancing, so I was really active in that, but I didn’t really get into working out (in a gym setting) until I was in college.

What kinds of things did you start with in college? A lot of cardio and obviously dancing. I’d also do aerobics classes at the gym on (the University of Mississippi) campus. And I was just starting to do a little bit of lifting weights. I would sometimes go with Age: 30 my guy friends and lift a bit. Job: Personal

What fitness lessons do you try to impart to your clients?

Training Manager at The Club (Multiple locations)

One of the most important things I try to teach my female clients is (weight lifting). Many women are afraid of doing it (because) they think they’ll get bulky. But, really, for your metabolism and overall health, it’s so important. Obviously, cardio is still a part of that, too, but nutrition is 80 percent of the battle. I see people killing themselves in the gym four or five times a week, but then they’re not going home and eating right, so they’re not seeing results. I talk my clients through all that to reach their fitness goals.

Clearly much of Mississippi has further to go in the fitness department than other states. Do you have any specific advice to Mississippians on being fit and healthy? Obviously, there’s an obesity epidemic. I really think people need to be more educated, especially kids. … I’m surprised when I get clients that don’t really clearly know what a carb is or how calories work, but it happens more than you’d think. I’d like to see it taught in school more (but people should also work on) educating themselves. Do some research and know what you’re putting in your bodies. There are so many resources, like documentaries, so start learning. Parents, especially, need to know what they are putting into their kids’ bodies.

How do you divide up your workouts? I do a split routine when I’m strength training, so that will be one day back and biceps, one day shoulders and triceps, one day all legs, and one day cardio and abs. I also really like to incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT), especially with my higher-weight clients. It’s a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.

What’s your guilty pleasure? When I’m treating myself, my fiancé (Nick Carlton) and I love to get pizza. We’ll allow ourselves one cheat a week, so mine is normally pizza with my man.

Example bodyweight workout

This workout is one she gives clients who are traveling and want something to do in their hotel room or on the road.

Lower body and abs routine (Three sets of 15-20 reps for each round)

ROUND ONE Lunges are one of the exercises Brittany Horton includes in her example workout. 12

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ROUND TWO

Lunges Calf raises Leg lifts on each side

ABS ROUND Sit-ups Scissor kicks Reverse crunches

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Fitness trainer Brittany Horton tells her female clients not to be afraid of lifting weights.

Best Fitness Trainer: Brittany Horton The Club, multiple locations Finalists: Anthony Reppond (VIP Fitness, 119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 660, Madison, 601-717-2429; 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601-624-5757) / Cam Woodall (Baptist Healthplex, 717 Manship St., 601-968-1766) / Curt McAfee (Kut Fit, 601.208.0903) / Terry Sullivan (liverightnowonline.com)

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A Bulldog in a Skirt // by LaTonya Miller

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hen she was at the top of her game, rapper Eve called dibs on the title “Pitbull in a Skirt.� Now, Jackson’s S N UR own Ashley Lewis can lay claim to the top “Bulldog in a Skirt.� Voted Sexiest Bartender in the 2015 Best of Jackson contest, Lewis has been mixing up drinks that have kept customers coming back to The Ashley Bulldog (6111 Ridgewood Road) for Lewis began almost three years. bartending at The Bulldog Lewis grew up in Oxford, nearly three Miss., and 16 years ago moved with years ago. her family to Clinton. “I was born in Texas, but I’ve been in Mississippi my whole life, pretty much,� she says. She attended Mississippi College, walking away just two semesters shy of a bachelor’s degree in history. Then the newly divorced mom swapped school for work to support her daughter, Phoebe, now 6 years old. Two months after the restaurant opened about six years ago, Lewis went to work at Burgers & Blues. She rose quickly, going from server to managing bartender within eight months. During that time, a doctor diagnosed Lewis with a rare form of alopecia areata. As a result, she lost all of her hair, which started growing back two years ago.

Sexiest Female Bartender: Ashley Lewis The Bulldog, 6111 Ridgewood Road, 601.978.3502, bulldog.jackson.draftfreak.com Finalists: Courtney Boykin (Ole Tavern on George Street, 416 George St., 601.960.2700) / Dixie Krauss (Underground 119, 119 S. President St., 601.352.2322, underground119.com) / Laura Webb (Mellow Mushroom, 275 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601.992.7499, mellowmushroom.com) / Nicole Rogers (Fenian’s Pub, 901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055)

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An August night out with friends in 2012 put Lewis in the right place at the right time. “I was at The Bulldog with some friends, and I began talking to Valerie (Alexander), the general manager,â€? she says. “They were about to lose a girl bartender and needed a replacement.â€? One of her favorite specialties she’s created over her seven years as a bartender is the firecracker, which contains bourbon with muddled jalapeĂąos and strawberries. She offers some bartending tips that apply to anyone in the service industry: smile; learn how to read people; and don’t be afraid to joke with them. The Bulldog (6111 Ridgewood Road) is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit bulldog-jackson.draftfreak.com.

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Best Bartender; Sexiest Bartender: Brad Regan

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Julep Restaurant and Bar, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601.362.1411

Best of Jackson’s New Faces

Best Bartender

by Amber Helsel

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his year, the Best of Jackson contest changed in one significant way and one subtle way. For the first time, there were two ballots: nominations and finalists. Along with that change came this directive: to qualify as a finalist in many of the categories, the winner needed to be a true local, independent business, as defined by the American Independent Business Alliance. This means no big-box or chain stores. Like we do in everything, we put Jackson first. Here are a few of the newer faces this year.

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Jeffrey Jackson

Electric Dagger Tattoo (Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor) The staff at Electric Dagger has more than 35 years of experience between them,

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The Pig & Pint

(Best New Restaurant; Best Place for Ribs; Best Barbecue) The Pig & Pint, which opened last The Pig & Pint year, adds innovative touches to traditional barbecue, such as its Pepsi-glazed baby-back ribs and barbecue tacos. I’m making myself hungry just writing about this. For more information, see pages 48-49.

Laurie Walker (Best Gospel Artist) Walker says she doesn’t consider herself a gospel artist. She says she’s more of an “inspirational artist.” The singer released her debut album, “Free in Him: Excerpts of Life,” in November 2012 and Laurie Walker is currently working on her sophomore one. For more information, see page 62.

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(Best Professor) Jeffrey Jackson is probably one of the more humble people you’ll ever meet. He’s a distinguished law professor at Mississippi College School of Law, with accolades such as MC’s Award for Teaching ExcelJeffrey Jackson lence, under his belt. He has also authored and edited 15 volumes on Mississippi law. To learn more about him, see page 18.

so you know what you’re getting when you walk in the door. Jason Thomas opened the studio in October 2013 in the lower level of Fondren Corner. The Electric Dagger Tattoo staff prides itself on giving clients artist-quality work. To learn more about the shop, see pages 24-25.

TRIP BURNS

(Best New Bar; Best Seafood) Jesse Houston opened the restaurant in fall of last year, and has seen immense success ever since. Saltine has the distinction Saltine Oyster Bar of being one of the only oyster bars in the area, and it focuses much of its attention to craft beer, especially with its Randall custom-beer infuser (see page 54) and nautical cocktails. It won Best New Bar and Best Seafood, and with its focus on local and fresh, it’s easy to see why Jacksonians voted for Saltine in both of those categories.

TRIP BURNS

Saltine Oyster Bar

Finalists: Ashley Lewis (The Bulldog, 6111 Ridgewood Road, 601.978.3502) / Jamie Moss (Fenian’s Pub, 901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055) / Jimmy Quinn (La Finestra, 120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735) / Robert Arender (The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, 655 Duling Ave., 769.257.3517)

Sexiest Male Bartender Finalists: Blake McDonald (The Bulldog, 6111 Ridgewood Road, 601.978.3502) / Cameron Lowery (Mellow Mushroom, 275 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601.992.7499 / Jimmy Quinn (La Finestra, 120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735) / Shawn Beer (The Bulldog, 6111 Ridgewood Road, 601.978.3502)

Best Barista: Caitlin McNally Sneaky Beans, 2914 N. State St., 601.487.6349, sneakybeans.com Finalists: Amanda Ivers (Cups Espresso Café, 210 E. Capitol St., Suite 110, 601.352.0514) / Cody Cox (Cups Espresso Café, 2757 Old Canton Road, 601.362.7422) / Tony Peacock (Cups Espresso Café, 210 E. Capitol St., Suite 110, 601.352.0514) / Zach Lovett (Sneaky Beans, 2914 N. State St., 601.487.6349)

Best Public Figure: Barbie Bassett barbiebassett.com

Finalists: Jeff Good / Melvin Priester Jr. / Phil Bryant / Tony Yarber

Best Chef: Derek Emerson Walker’s Drive-In, 3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633, walkersdrivein.com; Local 463 Urban Kitchen, 121 Colony Crossing, Suite A, Madison, 601.707.7684, local463.com; CAET Wine Bar, 3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601.321.9169 Finalists: Alex Eaton (The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, 1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562) / Jesse Houston (Saltine Oyster Bar, 622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899) / Nick Wallace (The Palette Café by Viking, Mississippi Museum of Art, 380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515) / Tom Ramsey (La Finestra, 120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735)

Best Visual Artist: Wyatt Waters wyattwaters.com Finalists: Adrienne Domnick / Josh Hailey / Scott Allen (A+ Signs and Creative) / Tony Davenport

Best TV Personality: Maggie Wade WLBT, wlbt.com Finalists: Bert Case (WAPT) / Howard Ballou (WLBT) / Megan West (WAPT) / Walt Grayson / (WLBT)

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Son of a Coal Miner // by Maya Miller

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Best Facialist: Whitney Davis The Nail Bar, 4800 Interstate 55 N., Suite 20, 769.216.2152 Finalists: Anne Geddie (Complexion, 622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.316.2325) / Deborah Ballou (Blackledge Face Center, 1659 Lelia Drive, 601.981.3033) / Rachel Bearden (Aqua The Day Spa, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 8001, 601.898.9123) / Sarah Jackson (The Face and Body Spa, 2550 Flowood Drive, Flowood, 601.939.1444)

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Best Massage Therapist: Courtney Mansell Licensed Massage Therapist Finalists: Jermaine Sims (Massage Envy Spa, 149 Market St., Flowood,

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Best Hair Stylist: Nikki Henry Ritz Salon, 574 Highway 51 N. Finalists: Griff Howard (Studio G Salon at Sola Salon Studios, 151 East Metro Parkway, Suite 203, Flowood); Olivia Herring Barrett (LIV studio at Sola Salon Studios, 151 East Metro Parkway, Suite 203, Flowood, 601.303.0083); Paul Prine (Smoak Salon, 622 Duling Ave., Suite 206, 601.982.5313); Tiffany Jacobs (Studio J Salon at Sola Salon Studios, 151 East Metro Parkway, Suite 25, Flowood, 601.212.9130)

Best Rising Entrepreneur: Steven Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, 1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562 Finalists: Anthony Reppond (VIP Fitness, 119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 660, Madison, 601.717.2429; 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601.624.5757); Mario Tolliver (Pro Accurate Tax Service, 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite B4, 601.209.7124); Phillip Rollins (Offbeat, 151 Wesley Ave.); Tyler Raborn (Raborn Media, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203, Ridgeland, 601.624.3494)

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he work day of radio personalities Nate West and Tim Murphy of Jackson radio station Y101.7 is anything but typical. Friends often confuse the 10 a.m. end time for The Morning Showgram as them punching out for the day. But as soon as they hand off the microphone, the real work begins. “In reality, I think the 6 to 10 (a.m. shift) I consider the easy part,” Murphy says. The hard part is deciding what they’re going to do for that four hours. “We’re always trying to find ways to turn our real-life stories and situations into entertaining radio.” That sometimes means telling listeners about the less flattering moments of real life. On one show, West told a story about picking up a tube of lip balm from his living room table. “As I’m about to put it on, I look at it and see a little puppy face on the side,” he says. “It says ‘Snout Stick,’ which is for dogs when their noses get raw or whatever. … I was like, ‘OK, I can turn that into a topic: What product have you used when you thought it was something else?’” Slice-of-life moments like that are the program’s calling card. Every morning, thousands of listeners around the Jackson metro area tune in to hear about the co-hosts’ dayto-day lives and occasional mishaps. “The easiest way to relate to people is to talk about what regular people live through every day,” West says. The co-hosts’ love of radio dates all the way back to childhood. For West, it started with his youth in Clinton, Miss., calling local radio stations, guest-deejaying when possible and taking airtime where he could. When he was about 15 years old, he called Capitol Kountry 98.7, a country station that The Radio People once owned. “I talked to the guy, he told me what to 20

tion called KPAL that played novelty hits and children’s music. Murphy and his sister were regulars at the station, constantly calling in and winning prizes. The show also occasionally let kids on as guest deejays. “My sister got to be on the show with … Surfin’ Sam, their morning guy, and I literally cried because it was my sister’s time to be on the radio and not mine,” he says. His fascination with radio didn’t seem like a career possibility until many years later. “People ask you in high school, ‘What do you want to do? … What are you going to study?’ I’d always say, ‘Something with computers,’ because I liked playing ‘Doom’ and ‘Wolfenstein’ on computers,” he says. Instead, thanks to a few compliments on his voice, he entered a radio-station internship. Soon after, he attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2003. He bounced between radio stations for a while, working on everything from college to country stations before finding his way to Y101.7 in 2009. Even after six years of working together, West and Murphy still look for ways to hone their craft, whether it’s trying new things or learning Nate West and Tim Murphy have personalized their what works for others. “A lot of studio with items such as a President Barack Obama times, I’ll spend my day, when I bobblehead. leave here, listening to podcasts rect. His parents were both in the Air Force, of other radio shows that are in our … format and are successful across the country and and the family moved a number of times before settling down in Yorktown, Va., when kind of learn from them,” West says. Murphy was in 7th grade. He caught the ra“I think we’re always trying to grow and dio bug when he was in 3rd grade in Little learn rather than thinking we sound better Rock, Ark. The town had a kid-friendly stathan anybody else,” Murphy says. say, and I did it right away,” West says. “I know dealing with younger kids, trying to get them to say something particular, you have to do it over and over and over again, and I did it in one take. The guy actually told me, ‘Man, you did a really good job. Have you ever thought about getting into radio?’” He was in 10th grade at Clinton High School when he took a part-time position at the station. After graduation in 1997, he attended Hinds Community College in Raymond for a semester and a half. Just as he ran out of funds to pay for classes, The Radio People offered him a full-time job at the newly launched Y101.7, which started in September 1996. “I was like, ‘Well, I’m out of money, I was paying for school to do this, and here’s the opportunity right here,’” he says. Murphy’s career trail was a bit less di-

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Nate West (top) and Tim Murphy (bottom), who do Y101.7’s The Morning Showgram, don’t stop working when their show ends at 10 a.m.

Best Radio Station; Best Radio Personality or Personalities: Nate and Murphy/Y101.7 WYOY

Radio Personality or Team DJ Jonasty (99 Jams, WJMI) / Kim Wade (103.9 FM, WYAB) / Scott Steele and Traci Lee (Miss 103, WMSI) / Rick Adams and Kim Allen (Miss 103, WMSI)

Radio Station WJMI (99 Jams) / WMPN (91.3 FM) / WMSI (Miss 103) / WSTZ (Z106.7)

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Best Community Garden/ Nature Attraction: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr., 601.576.6000, museum.mdwfp.com Finalists: Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515, msmuseumart.org) / Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton, 601.926.1104, clintonnaturecenter.org) / The Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St., 601.352.2580) / Mynelle Gardens (4736 Clinton Blvd., 601.960.1894)

Best Local Live Theater Group: New Stage Theatre 1100 Carlisle St., 601.948.3531, newstagetheatre.com Finalists: Actors’ Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl, actorsplayhouse.net) / Black Rose Theatre (103 Black St., Brandon, 601.825.1293) / Fondren Theatre Workshop (fondrentheatreworkshop.com) / “Mentee” movie cast and crew

Best Nonprofit Organization: Stewpot Community Services 1100 W. Capitol St., 601.353.2759, stewpot.org Finalists: Cheshire Abbey (601.624.2783, cheshire abbey@gmail. com) / Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (960 N. Flag Chapel Road, 601.922.7575, carams.org) / Front Porch Dance (frontporchdance.org) / Good Samaritan Center/N.U.T.S. (114 Millsaps Ave., 601.355.7458; goodsamaritancenter.org)

Best Stage Play: “A Christmas Carol” New Stage Theatre, 110 Carlisle St., 601.948.3531, newstagetheatre.com Finalists: “As You Like It” by the Millsaps College Theater Department (1701 N. State St., 601.974.1000) / “Hairspray,” New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St., 601.948.3531, newstagetheatre. com) / “Miss Evers’ Boys” by the Speech Communication and Theater Department at Jackson State University (1400 J.R. Lynch St., 601.979.2426) / “Shrek the Musical,” New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St., 601.948.3531, newstagetheatre.com)

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lectric Dagger Tattoo founder Jason Thomas says he got into tattooing for the art form and as a form of rebellion. “I didn’t get into tattooing to be an entrepreneur,” he says. Since moving the shop into its Fondren location in October 2013, Electric Dagger Tattoo has been a staple of what many consider the city’s most vivacious neighborhood. “If you’re going to be in Jackson, Fondren is the coolest place,” Thomas says. Even within the one of the more popular areas of Jackson, Electric Dagger’s edge sticks out. The store is visually vibrant, with walls painted a shade of teal that hits the eye like candy. Original tattoo artwork stretches to the ceiling, providing customers with an array of potential designs, should they want them. The art trends toward the psychedelic: polychromatic skulls, animals and, of course, daggers. Staff selections of everything from indie to country music projects from the speakers when you walk in the door. “I want people to have fun in here,” Thomas says. A tattoo artist for 17 years, the meticulous designs he creates in studio and his excitement when discussing the craft’s modern evolution from sailors to biker gangs to the mainstream make it evident that his passion is tattooing. Thomas met much of the staff years back through their shared interest that is now their profession. “I met Jason at a tattoo shop (Dermagraphics Ink) way back,” says Clint Dear, who manages Electric Dagger and is a delivery driver for Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson. Staff members Thomas, Dear, Mallory Palmertree and Mikey “Iron Mike” Richardson have worked alongside each other for years. After admiring the shop as outsiders, both Palmertree and Richardson sought out Thomas in hopes of breaking into the industry.

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While quality is the long-term factor, the experience of actually getting the tattoo is significant as well. Many customers have known Thomas and his staff since his shop was called The Ink Spot and was on Capitol Street. That was in the mid-2000s. After Capitol Street, Thomas moved his shop to a loft in the old Ironworks building on South Street, then to a space off Interstate 55 North, before settling into Fondren Corner as Electric Dagger. The name and locations may have changed, but many of the customers have not. “Tattoo artists are like modern-day psychologists,” says Ert DiRosa, the newest addition to the Electric Dagger staff who moved to Jackson from Missouri in December. “While spending multiple hours with regular customers on the bench, they’re going to Jason Thomas opened open up about their relaElectric Dagger Tattoo tionships and struggles.” in October 2013. In the way that tattooing brought the Electric Dagger staff together, Thomas hopes his store builds friendships among customers. “My hope is that people meet here who never would’ve met otherwise,” Thomas says. “Everyone here will say hello and talk to you.” The friendliness is not unconditional, however. As more people have accepted tattoos, many have become curious about them. Some of these newer patrons occasionally demand an overly deferential customer service that Electric Dagger has no desire providing. “If customers give us sh*t and don’t treat us with respect, we’ll kick them out,” Richardson says. Electric Dagger Tattoo (2906 N. State St., Suite B-6) is open Tuesday-Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit electricdagger.com or find the shop on Facebook and Instagram.

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Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor: Electric Dagger Tattoo 2906 N. State St., Suite B-6, 601.982.9437 Finalists: Eternal Body Art (3611 Interstate 55 S., 601.346.5963, eternalbodyart.net) / House of Pain Tattoos & Piercing (22 Holiday Rambler Lane, Suite 300, Byram, 601.321.9040) / Squenchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tattoos, Ltd. (3780 Interstate 55 S., 601.372.2800, squenchstattoos.com) Twiztid Images (557 Highway 49 S., Richland, 601.664.0000, twiztidimagestattoo.com)

Tattoo artist Mallory Palmertree tattoos a client at Electric Dagger Tattoo.

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Best Barber Shop: Fondren Barber Shop 2939 Old Canton Road, 601.826.0707 Finalists: ACEY Custom Hair Designs (3015 N. State St., 601.362.0326) / Custom Cuts & Styles (2445 Terry Road, 601.321.9292) / Little Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barber Shop (3013 John R. Lynch St., 601.354.1010) / Mauriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barber and Style (398 Highway 51, Suite 60, Ridgeland, 601.856.2856)

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BEST OF JACKSON 2015: URBAN LIVING

Our Pets, Our Family

// by Kathleen M. Mitchell TRIP BURNS

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Best Annual Event: Malâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade

Best Category We Left Off: Food Trucks

Best Day Spa: Aqua The Day Spa

March, malsstpaddysparade.com

Finalists: Best Teacher / Best Nail Salon / Best Make-Up Artist / Best Martial Arts Studio

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 8001, Ridgeland, 601.898.9123, aquathedayspa.com

Finalists: Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights (August, greaterbelhaven.com) / Celtic Fest (September, celticfestms. org) / Jacktoberfest (October, jacktoberfest.com) / Mistletoe Marketplace (November, mistletoemarketplace.com)

Best Art Gallery: Fondren Art Gallery 3030 N. State St., 601.981.9222, fondrenartgallery.com Finalists: Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Art (630 Fondren Place, 601.982.4844, brownsfineart. com) / Fischer Galleries (736 S. President St., 4th floor, 601.291.9115, fischergalleries.com) / Gallery 1 (Jackson State University, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4, 601.960.9250, jsums.edu/ gallery1arts) / Southern Breeze Gallery (500 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601.607.4147, southernbreeze.net)

Best Boutique: Material Girls 182 Promenade Blvd., Flowood, 601.992.4593; 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 7005, Ridgeland, 601.605.1605; 289 Commerce Park Drive, Suite B, Ridgeland, 601.707.7465; shopmaterialgirls.com Finalists:Fondrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fashion House (310 Mitchell Ave., 601.362.9090, fondrensfashionhouse.com) / Pink Bombshell (270 Dogwood Blvd., 601.919.1366, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5007, Ridgeland, 601.853.0775) / Soma Wilai/Swell-o-Phonic (2906 N. State St., Suite 103, 601.366.9955, chane.com) / Treehouse Boutique (3000 N. State St., 601.982.3433)

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Best Bridal/Formal Wear: The Bridal Path 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 104, 601.982.8267, bridalpathinc.com Finalists: Bella Bridesmaids (118 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.898.0303, bellabridesmaids. com) / Lace Bridal Boutique (109 Grants Ferry Road, Brandon, 601.665.4860, lacebridalboutique. com) / Tuxes Too (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 203, 601.981.0106, tuxestoo.com) / Woo Couture (4750 Old Canton Road, 601.454.3262, woocouture.com)

Best Caterer: Fresh Cut Catering and Floral 108 Cypress Cove, Flowood, 601.939.4518, freshcutcateringandfloral.com Finalists: Babalu Tacos & Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601.366.5757) / The Islander Seafood and Oyster House (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 100, 601.366.5441) / King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464) / Mangia Bene Catering (Broad Street Baking Company, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900)

Best Dance Studio: Ballet Magnificat! 5406 Interstate 55 N., 601.977.1001, balletmagnificat.com Finalists: Ballet Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St., Suite 106, 601.960.1560) / Lindsey Claire Dance Company (4149 S. Siwell Road, 601.398.3786) / Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy (110 Homestead Drive, Madison, 601.853.4508) / Salsa Mississippi (605 Duling Ave., 601.213.6355)

Finalists: Body Anew Medical Spa (113 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.605.0452, bodyanewmedicalspa.com) / Drench Day Spa (118 W. Jackson St., Suite 2-B, Ridgeland, 601.707.5656, drenchdayspa.com) / The Sanctuary Body Spa of St. Dominicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (340 Township Ave., Suite 200, Ridgeland, 601.790.2222, thesanctuarybodyspa.com) / SpaBeca (357 Town Center Blvd., Suite 101, Ridgeland, 601.977.8401, spabeca.net)

Best Florist: Greenbrook Flowers 705 N. State St., 601.957.1951, greenbrookflowers.com Finalists: A Daisy A Day (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 194, 601.982.4438, adaisyadayjackson. com) / Green Oak Garden Center (5009 Old Canton Road, 601.956.5017; 1067 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite E, Ridgeland, 601.707.9440; greenoakflorist.com) / Mostly Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist (353 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601.956.1474, mostlymarthasflorist.com) / Whitleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flowers (740 Lakeland Drive, 601.362.8844, whitleyflowers.net)

Best Fitness Center/ Gym: The Club Multiple locations, theclubms.com Finalists: Baptist Healthplex (717 Manship St., 601.968.1766; 102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton, 601.925.7900) / Courthouse Racquet & Fitness (Multiple locations) / Fitness Lady (331 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland, 601.856.0535) / VIP Fitness (119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 660, Madison, 601.717.2429; 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601.624.5757)

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Best Place to Get Married: The South Warehouse 627 E. Silas Brown St., 601.939.4518

Finalists: The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road, 601.366.5552) / Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St., 601.948.3429, fairviewinn.com) / King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464, k i n g e d w a rd h o te l j a c k s o n . co m ) / Mississippi Museum of Art/ Art Garden (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515, msmuseumart.org)

Best Wine/Liquor Store: Fondren Cellars 633 Duling Ave., 769.216.2323

Best Locally Owned Business: Studio Chane 2906 N. State St., Suite 103, 601.366.9955, chane.com Finalists: Mauriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barber and Style (398 Highway 51, Suite 60, Ridgeland, 601.856.2856) / The Nail Bar (4800 Interstate 55 N., Suite 20, 769.216.2152) / Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.) / VIP Fitness (119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 660, Madison, 601.717.2429; 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601.624.5757)

Best Place to Buy Antiques: The Flea Market, Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trade Place 1325 Flowood Drive, Flowood, 601.953.5914

Finalists: Briarwood Wine and Spirits (4949 Old Canton Road, 601.956.5108, briarwoodwineandspirits.com) / Corkscrew Fine Wine and Spirits (4800 Interstate 55 N., 32B, 601.981.1333) / Kats Wine & Spirits (901 E. Fortification St., 601.354.9181, katswine.com) / McDadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine and Spirits (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 320, 601.366.5676, mcdadeswineandspirits.com)

Finalists: Antique Mall of the South (367 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601.853.4000) / Interiors Market (659 Duling Ave., 601.981.6020) / Old House Depot (639 Monroe St., 601.592.6200) / Repeat Street (242 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland, 601.605.9393)

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Best Museum; Best Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Event: Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum

Best Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Event: Dr. Seussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Silly Birthday Celebration

2145 Museum Blvd., 601.981.5469, mississippichildrensmuseum. com

March, Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 2145 Museum Blvd., 601.981.5469, mississippichildrensmuseum. com

Finalists: Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive, 601.432.4500) / Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515) / Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Dr., 601.576.6000) / Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive, 601.982.8264)

Finalists: Fondren After 5 (First Thursday of every month, fondren. org) / KidFest(April, kidfestridgeland. com) / Sal & Mookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Street Carnival (March, salandmookies. com) / Wellsfest (September, wellschurch.org)

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Best Reason to Live in Jackson: The People Finalists: Belhaven (greaterbelhaven. com) / Cost of living / Fondren (fondren.org) / Great food

601.956.5086; 584 Springridge Road, Suite C, Clinton, 601.924.9020) / The Book Shelf (637 Highway 51, Suite AA, Ridgeland, 601.853.9225) / N.U.T.S. (114 Millsaps Ave., 601.355.7458) / Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.)

Best Salon: Smoak Salon Best Place to Buy Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toys/Clothing: Olde Tyme Commissary 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 174, 601.366.1849 Finalists: Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Young Ages (4750 Interstate 55 N., 601.362.0317) / Lemon Meringue (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1007, Ridgeland, 601.853.2611) / Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum (2145 Museum Blvd., 601.981.5469) / Popfizz Boutique (1481 Canton Mart Road, 601.977.1000)

Best Local Place to Buy Books: Lemuria Books 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202, 601.366.7619, lemuriabooks.com Finalists: The Book Rack (1491 Canton Mart Square, Suite 6,

622 Duling Ave., Suite 206, 601.982.5313 Finalists: LaCru Salon (5352 Lakeland Drive, Suite 600, Flowood, 601.992.7980) / Ritz Salon (574 Highway 51 N., Suite H, Ridgeland, 601.856.4330) / Salon 11 (118 W. Jackson St., Suite 2A, Ridgeland, 601.898.1193) / Trim Salon (419 E. Mitchell Ave., 601.982.5575)

Best Place to Book a Party or Shower: Fairview Inn 734 Fairview St., 601.948.3429, fairviewinn.com Finalists: The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road, 601.366.5552) / Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121) / King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464) / The South Warehouse (627 E. Silas Brown St., 601.939.4518) 29


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Best Garden Supply/ Nursery: Lakeland Yard and Garden Center 4210 Lakeland Drive, 601.255.7262, lakelandyardandgarden.com Finalists: Callawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yard and Garden (839 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland, 601.957.1731, callawaysonline.com) / Green Oak Garden Center (5009 Old Canton Road, 601.956.5017; 1067 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite E, Ridgeland, 601.707.9440; greenoakflorist.com) Huttoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home & Garden Center (1320 Ellis Ave., 601.973.2277) / Martinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Works (650 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601.856.3078, martinsonsms.com) 30

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Best Music Festival: Fondren After Five First Thursday of every month, fondren.org

Finalists: Fair Trade Green (2807 Old Canton Road, 601.987.0002, rainbowcoop.org) / Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave., offbeatjxn.com) / Persnickety (2078 Main St., Madison, 601.853.9595, persnicketyshops.com) / Swell-o-Phonic (2906 N. State St., Suite 103, 601.366.9955, chane.com)

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Best Tailor: Custom Tailoring by Al 601.209.6719 Finalists: Finishing Touch Alterations (4551 Office Park Drive, 601.362.5288) / Michael Armstrong (Tom James Company, 1775 Lelia Drive, Suite D, 601.713.2034, tomjames.com) / Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alternations and Tailoring (975 North St., Suite 107, 601.969.3189)

Finalists: Barnettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Body Shop (Multiple locations, barnettsbodyshop. com) / Freemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Repair (847 S. State St., 601.353.0557) / Putnamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive Service (4879 N. State St., 601.366.1886) / Upton Tire Pros (Multiple locations, uptontirepros.com)

Best Tourist Attraction: Fondren fondren.org Finalists: Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive, 601.432.4500) / Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum (2145 Museum Blvd., 601.981.5469, m i ss i ss i p p i c h i l d re n s m u s e u m . com) / Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515, msmuseumart.org) / Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Dr., 601.576.6000, museum.mdwfp.com)

Best Yoga Studio: Butterfly Yoga 3025 N. State St., 601.594.2313, butterflyyoga.net

Finalists: Joyflow Yoga (7048 Old Canton Road, Suite 2F, Ridgeland, 601.613.4317, joyflowyoga.com) / StudiOm Yoga (665 Duling Ave., 601.209.6325, studiomyogaofms.com) / Tara Yoga (200 Park Circle, Suite 4, Flowood, 601.720.2337, tara-yoga.net)

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• Establish a dedicated valve center • Bring together a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons in one setting with patient care coordinated by a nurse practitioner • Perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in central Mississippi

• Perform robotic mitral valve repair surgery in Mississippi • Perform mini AVR (Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement) in central Mississippi • Solely perform minimally invasive total thoracoscopic atrial fibrillation ablation (MAZE procedure) in Mississippi

Pictured left to right Valve Center Coordinator Lynne Currie, FNP-C, Cardiologists Chris Waterer, MD and Hamp Jones, MD, Cardiovascular Surgeons William Harris, III, MD and Stewart Horsley, MD, Cardiologist James Warnock, MD and Jose Sosa, PA-C.

For an evaluation or more information, call 601-969-0312 or visit mbhs.org/valves

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SMALL PLATES

SALADS

Boudin Balls…6.99 Pork Belly Corn Dogs …7.99 Pimento Cheese…6.99 Sausage & Cheese Plate…8.99

BLT Salad …8.99 House Salad ...5.99 Smoked Chicken Caesar ...9.99

NACHOS

Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos (2)…6.99 Smoked Chicken BBQ Tacos (2) …6.99 Brisket BBQ Tacos (2) …7.99 BBQ Taco Sampler (3) …9.99

Cheddar Cheese / Smokehouse Beans Pickled Onions / Pico de Gallo / Mississippi “Sweet” BBQ Sauce / Sour Cream Pulled Pork Nachos…8.99 Smoked Chicken Nachos…8.99 Brisket Nachos…9.99

IB U R G E R S & SANDWICHES

Choice of 1 side: Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw Potato Salad / Pasta Salad / Baked Beans Pork Rinds / Side Salad / Fried Green Tomatoes BBQ Sandwich…8.99 (Choice of Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken) Brisket BBQ Sandwich...9.99 The P&P Reuben ... 9.99 Fried Bologna Sandwich ... 8.99 Fried Green Tomato BLT… 8.99 Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich…8.99 The Bacon Melt…10.99 Boudin Burger…10.99

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Choice of 2 sides: Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw Potato Salad / Pasta Salad / Baked Beans Pork Rinds / Side Salad / Fried Green Tomatoes Pepsi-Cola Glazed Baby Back Ribs Full Slab …25.99 Half-Slab …14.99 Pulled Pork Plate …11.99 Brisket Plate …14.99 1/2 Smoked Chicken Plate …13.99 ‘Que Sampler Platter …16.99 Pulled Pork / Brisket / ¼ Chicken

DESSERTS Bananas Foster Pudding …3.99 “Parker House” White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread Pudding …3.99


LIVE & BOILED CRAWFISH! Lunch Specials $7.99

Tuesday Thru Friday • 11:00 Am - 2:00 Pm Fish Plate • Pork Chop Plate • Grilled Snapper • Fried Jumbo Shrimp Red Beans & Rice • Chicken Fried Steak Stuffed Flounder Po-boys Sal’s Supreme . . . . . . . . . 9.50 (Roast Beef, Ham & Cheese) Roast Beef . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 Cheeseburger . . . . . . . . . 6.75 Ham & Cheese . . . . . . . . 6.75 Oyster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95 Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.50 Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.50 Crawfish Tails . . . . . . . . . 9.50 1/2 Po-boy W/ Cup Of Soup 7.99

Soft Shell Crab . . Market Price Fried/Grilled Redfish . . . . 10.95 Fried/Grilled Grouper . . . . 10.95 Crab Cake . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.75 Smoked Sausage . . . . . . 6.75 Hot Sausage Patty . . . . . 9.25 Muffuletta Half – 7.50 . . . Whole – 13.50 Seafood Muffuletta Half . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.95

All Po-boys Served On New Orleans Gambinos French Bread Plates Served w/ French Fries or Baked Potato, Hushpuppies And Salad

King Plate

21.99

Shrimp Lovers

21.99

Jumbo Fried Shrimp

13.99

Seafood Platter

16.99

10 Fried Shrimp, 10 Boiled Shrimp, 8 Fried Oysters, 3 Catfish Filets 20 Boiled Shrimp, 20 Fried Shrimp 10 Fried Jumbo Shrimp

8 Fried Shrimp, 6 Oysters, 2 Stuffed Shrimp And 3 Catfish Filets

Dungenes Crabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Market Price Served With Corn And Potatoes

Royal Red Shrimp . . . sm. $12.99 . . . . . . . . . lg $18.99 Served With Corn And Potatoes

Boiled Shrimp . . .10 Ct 6.99 . . . . . . . . .30 Ct 13.99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ct 10.99 . . . . . . . 1 Lb Here 14.99 Served With Salad Bar

Oysters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Market Price Raw, Chargrilled, or Grilled

Snow Crabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Market Price Served With Corn And Potatoes

We sell BBQ Pork, Beef, Ribs, Chicken, Ham & Turkey by the pound! Sandwiches Extra Fixin’s BBQ Chicken (chopped w/ slaw relish) Garlic Bread ............................. .95 ..................................................... 6.35 Brunswick Stew w/ homemade BBQ Pork (chopped w/ slaw relish) cornbread: 1/2 pint - 5.45, pint - 9.10, ..................................................... 5.45 1/2 gallon - 29.05, gallon - 54.45 BBQ Beef (chopped w/ slaw relish) .................................................... 5.80

Assorted Potato Chips .......... 1.10

Special Sandwich Platter ...... 9.45 (BBQ Chicken, Pork, Beef, Ham, Hamburger, or Turkey Sandwiches. Choice of two fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or baked beans)

Homemade Pies

Onion Rings ........................... 3.90 Smoked Ham (lettuce, tomato & mayo) ..................................................... 6.35 Home Fries (fresh cut taters) ... 3.60 with cheese ................................ 7.95 Regular or Sweet Potato Smoked Turkey (lettuce, tomato & mayo) Small Garden Salad .............. 4.70 ..................................................... 6.35 (Come Back, Ranch, or Raspberry with cheese ................................ 7.95 Vinaigrette) Hamburger ............................. 4.75 Chef Salad ............................. 12.55 (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, pickles & onion) with cheese ....... 5.99 (topped with cheddar and swiss cheese, boiled egg, smoked chicken or Double Hamburger ............... 5.99 smoked ham & turkey, with a choice with cheese ................................. 7.99 of Come Back, Ranch or Raspberry Po-Boys your choice of Pork, Chicken, Vinaigrette) Beef, Ham or Turkey (lettuce, tomato, mayo & Ruffles) .......................... 10.45 Tater Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked with cheese ............................... 11.99 Beans, BBQ Sauce: single - 2.45, 1/2 pint - 3.25, pint - 5.45, Grilled Cheese ........................ 4.15 1/2 gallon - 18.50, gallon - 32.95 extra cheese ................................ 1.40

BBQ Plates Choice of 2 of our delicious fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries or baked beans and Texas toast! BBQ Pork (chopped) ............. 12.95 BBQ Beef (chopped) .............. 13.50 Pork Ribs (wet or dry) 1/2 slab ..................................... 16.45 whole slab ................................ 28.55 BBQ Chicken (1/2 cluck) .......... 13.15 Combination (1/2 cluck, 1/2 slab) .................................................. 24.95 BBQ Nachos ........................... 8.99

Lemon or Pecan ..................... 4.80 Hershey Bar ............................ 5.45 Carrot Cake ............................. 5.45 Coconut Cake .......................... 5.45

We also sell Whole Pies and Coconut Cake!

Party Packs Serves 10 Adults .................. 49.85 (2lb. pork or beef or 2 whole chickens; 2 pints beans, 2 pints slaw & 6 slices of Texas toast or 10 buns) 1/2 Party Pack ....................... 26.15 Rib Party Pack (serves 4) ....... 57.35 (2 slabs ribs, 1 pint beans, 1 pint slaw, 1 pint potato salad, 4 slices of Texas toast)

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• Wine, Mixed Drinks, Etc. • 40 Seat Private Room • • Talk To Us About Our Magnificent Party Trays • • Prices Subject To Change Without Notice • • 18% Gratuity May Be Added For Groups Of Eight Or More •

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6600 Old Canton Road • 601-957-1188 Tues - Thurs 11am - 9pm • Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Sun 11am - 8pm • CLOSED MONDAYS TAKEOUT: Call ( 601) 957-1188 OR Fax: (601) 957-2939 M36

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WASABI TRADITIONAL MAKI

Snow Crab Roll 5.00 Snow Crab, avocado and asparagus Spicy Tuna Roll* 5.00 Spicy tuna, green onions and avocado Spicy Salmon Roll* 5.00 Spicy Salmon, green onions and avocado Vegetable Roll 5.00 Cucumber, avocado, yellow radish, asparagus with sesame seed outside Shrimp Roll 5.00 Boiled shrimp, smelt roe, cucumber and asparagus California Roll 5.00 Crab stick, smelt roe, avocado and cucumber with sesame seeds outside Crunch Roll 5.00 Snow crab, green onions and tempura crunch Crawfish Roll 6.95 Spicy crawfish Japanese peppers and mayo Rocking Roll 8.95 Fried shrimp tempura, avocado and asparagus inside with snow crab, tempura batter, eel sauce on top Takki Maki* 4.25 Choice of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cucumber, avocado, or asparagus Hokki Maki* 5.00 Your choice of fresh salmon, tuna, yellowtail, with green onions, avocado and smelt roe Fire Cracker Roll* 5.50 Tuna, fresh salmon, yellowtail mixed together with green onions, wasabi and tempura batter Bar-B-Q Eel Roll 6.25 Bar-B-Q eel, avocado and cucumber with smelt roe outside, topped with eel sauce and sesame seeds Philadelphia Roll 5.00 Smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado with green onions outside Shrimp Tempura roll 7.95 Crispy tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber and smelt roe Soft Shell Crab Roll 8.95 Deep fried soft shell crab, green onions and cucumber inside with smelt roe outside, topped with eel sauce and sesame seeds Hand Roll* 6.25 Choice of boston, spicy tuna, salmon or yellowtail Rainbow Roll* 9.95 Snow crab, avocado and asparagus inside, with tuna, fresh salmon. Yellowtail and avocado on top

WASABI SPECIAL MAKI

King Edward Roll* 13.95 Tuna, fresh salmon, yellowtail, avocado, snow crab and smelt roe with thinly sliced cucumber outside Downtown Roll 10.95 Shrimp tempura, asparagus, avocado, snow crab, assorted roe, eel sauce on top Bamboo Roll* 13.50 Tuna, fresh salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado and asparagus, with wasabi roe outside Capitol Roll* 11.95 Tuna, fresh salmon, yellowtail, avocado, asparagus and smelt roe inside Dragon Roll 12.95 Snow crab, avocado, asparagus, inside with broiled eel, avocado, eel sauce and sesame seeds on top, sprinkled with crab stick Fire Kirin Roll 13.95 Snow crab, fresh salmon, tuna, asparagus, avocado inside, topped with Bar-B-Q eel Cajun Roll 8.95 Deep fried roll with snow crab, and spicy crawfish inside Chop Chop Roll* 11.95 Snow crab, green onions and tempura inside, with chopped tuna and fresh salmon. Mixed together with smelt roe and chili sauce on top Farish Street Roll 9.95 Crab stick, smelt roe. Green onions, tempura batter and mayo mixed with cream cheese and avocado. Wrapped in soy bean paper Lion Roll 10.95 Spicy crawfish inside, topped with a combination of crab stick, smelt roe, green onions, tempura and mayo Pinnacle Roll 8.95 Snow crab, boiled shrimp, crab stick asparagus, avocado and cucumber wrapped in soybean paper with no rice Rice Paper Roll* 7.95 Crab sticks, avocado, asparagus, tuna, cucumber and lettuce rolled in rice paper with spicy hoisin sauce (no rice) Pheonix Roll* 9.95 Snow crab, asparagus and spicy mayo wrapped in lettuce and rice paper, topped with fresh salmon and wasabi roe. Served with spicy hoisin sauce (no rice) Ridgeland Roll 12.95 Peppered seared tuna, avocado and green onions inside, with wasabi roe outside and snow crab and Japanese peppers on top Samurai Roll* 12.95 Tuna, fresh salmon, yellowtail, cream cheese and asparagus inside, topped with sliced avocado, smelt roe, eel sauce and sesame seeds Wasabi Box* 12.95 Choice of salmon, tuna yellowtail, BBQ eel, crab stick, smoked salmon, and boiled shrimp Saints Roll* 13.95 Tempura shrimp, avocado , cream cheese asparagus inside, topped with snow crab and tuna Wasabi Dynamite Roll 8.95 Stir fried assorted chopped fish, scallops, shrimp, snow crab and asparagus Substitute Sushi rice to brown rice on any rolls add $2.00 Substitute Seaweed to Soy Paper or Rice Paper $1.25 Extra Sauce $0.50

(601)948-8808 100 E Capitol St #105, Jackson, MS 39201

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Phone 601-948-0055 Fax 601-948-1195 KITCHEN HOURS Mon-Thur 4-11pm Fri 4pm - Midnight Saturday 4pm - Midnight

Appetizers

Burgers

A traditional Celtic staple.

Mushroom Swiss Burger $9

Scotch Egg $5 (Allow 15 min.)

Irish Nachos $8

Chicken & Chips $6 Fish & Chips $7

Fried Cheese Balls $6

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos $6 Fried Dill Slices $4

Pub Burger $8

Chilli Cheese Burger $9

Bleu Cheese & Bacon Burger $9 Fried Egg Burger $9 Western Burger $9

Scotch Egg Burger $9

Shepherd’s Pie Burger $10 Reuben Burger $10

& Cheese Platter $9

Sandwiches

Corned Beef Slider Basket $7

Buff alo Chicken $8

Basket O’ Chips $3

Pub Club $8

Grilled Sausage Slider Basket $7

Chicken & Cheese $8

Basket O’ Okra $3

Hawaiian Chicken $8

Salads

Bookmaker $9

House Salad $5 large $8

Add a grilled chicken breast $3

Chef Salad $9

Caesar Salad $5 large $7

Add a grilled chicken breast $3

Entrees

Shepherd’s Pie $10

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich $9 Reuben $9

Portabella Sandwich $10

Desserts

Irish Bread Pudding $5

Dirty Ice Cream Sandwich $6

Corned Beef & Cabbage $10 Grilled Tilapia Plate $9

Grilled Chicken Plate $9

Irish Boxties Reuben Boxty $10

Shepherd’s Pie Boxty $10 Veggie Boxty $9

Grilled Tilapia Plate $9

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P ENGUIN DAILY SPECIALS S ERVED FROM 11:00 AM -3:00 PM $10 ( INCLUDES ICED TEA ) TUESDAY

Fried chicken, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese

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Beef Brisket, mashed potatoes and butter beans

THURSDAY

Smothered Pork, rice and southern green beans

FRIDAY Fried Catfish, cole slaw and French fries Neck Bones, turnip greens and macaroni & cheese BBQ Baby Back Ribs, baked beans and potato salad $13 Half Rack/$20 Rack

APPETIZER FAVORITES

BURGERS & SANDWICHES

Gulf Shrimp Crab Cakes Tomatoes Juanita Chicken Drummettes Smoked Jerk Chicken Wings Spinach Roasted Red Pepper Quesadilla Crawfish Eggplant Napoleon Pork Dumplings

“Hot Dog Special” Pulled Chicken Wrap The Penguin Dog Pressed Club Sandwich Penguin Burger Turkey Burger

DINNER ENTREES Hickory Smoked Apple Pork Chop Roasted Chicken Vermicelli Pasta Duck Confit in Orange Sauce Herb Encrusted Sirloin Chicken Neely Blackened Catfish Roasted Garlic Encrusted Salmon Ribeye Steak

LUNCH ENTREES Roasted Chicken Vermicelli Pasta Chicken Neely Blackened Catfish Chicken and Waffle Roasted Garlic Encrusted Salmon Country Fried Ribeye Steak Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. Please inform your server if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. The Penguin Restaurant adds an automatic 18% gratuity to all parties of 7 or more. Please allow additional time to close out separate checks for large parties.

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SALADS Tossed Caesar Salad Penguin Salad Vegetarian Salad

SOUPS Gumbo Soup of the day

PENGUIN DESSERTS Turtle Cheesecake New York Cheesecake Bourbon Pecan Pie Strawberry Shortcake Brownie w/Ice Cream, Red Velvet Cake Bread Pudding

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Fried Pickles $6 Onion Rings (12) $8 Debris Fries $8 Loaded Ranch Dip $8 MoJo Mushrooms $8 Chips and Queso $7 6 Wings 1 Sauce $7 Homemade Chicken Bites $9 Fried Cheese Sticks (6) $8 BBQ Nachos $9



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— STARTERS —

ISLANDER SEAFOOD & ANDOUILLE GUMBO $4.95/ $7.95 SOUP OF THE DAY Market Price ISLANDER CRAB CAKES $12.95 ANTIPASTO PLATTER $21.95 TUNA TARTAR & FRIED PINEAPPLE $14.95 CRAWFISH ROLLS $12.95 SHRIMP & GUACAMOLE $9.95 CRAWFISH & “MEXICAN FRIED OKRA” $13.95

— SALADS —

HOUSE $4.95 MARGARITA SALAD $17.95 ISLANDER COBB $14.95 REDFISH FAJITA SALAD $14.95

— TACOS, POBOYS & BURGERS —

— OYSTERS —

Market Price All Oysters are served by the Dozen or Half Dozen. Combo any Dozen with two Varieties * Raw * Served chilled on the half shell Cocktail & Horseradish ******************* CHARGRILLED OYSTERS ******************** CHARGRILLED BIENVILLE ROCKEFELLER ISLANDER’S CAINS CRAB STUFFED BBQ CHIPOTLE GARLIC

— ENTREES —

YELLOWFIN TUNA PROVENCAL $22.95 MAHI-MAHI DUMAINE $22.95 ISLANDER PLATTERS Choose a Combination of Gulf Shrimp, Oysters, Catfish, or Chicken ONE: $14.95 TWO: $18.95 THREE: $22.95

Served with Fresh Cut Kennebec SEAFOOD PASTA Fries or Choose Sweet Potato Fries, $21.95 Soup, Salad or Gumbo for $2 CHICKEN & POBOYS PROSCIUTTO LINGUINI Oyster, Shrimp, or Catfish $17.95 $12.95 RED BEANS & WILD RICE BLACKENED MAHIMAHI SANDWHICH $9.95 $14.95 SHRIMP & GRITS REDFISH TACOS $18.95 $13.95 THE FISHERMAN’S WHARF GULF SHRIMP TACOS $31.95 $13.95 BOILED GULF SHRIMP SMOKED BRISKET DIPPER $29.95/ $17.95 $10.95 PARADISE SEAFOOD BUCKET CHEESEBURGER $34.95 ($64.95 for two) $9.95

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED! GREAT LUNCH SPECIALS DAILY!

Visit Our Website

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Starters

Blair’s Own Chips & Cheese $6 Irish Nachos $6 Buffalo Cheese Sticks $6 Fried Green Beans $6 Pub Pickles $6 Bonny’s Crabby O’Patties $7 Potato Skins $7 Sausage & Cheese Plate $9 Blarney Stones $7 Fried Mushrooms $6 Starters Sampler $11 Wexford Wings $5

Soups 
 
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Sandwiches The Dubliner $11 The Ruben $9 The Londoner $9 Po’Boys $9 Belfast Buffalo $8 Cork Club $8 Gouda B.L.T $8 Beli Melt $7 The Farm Boy $9

Burgers

Buddha Gouda $9 Bacon Cheese Sliders $10 Smokehouse $$9 Jerk & Jack $9 Paddy ‘O’ Melt $9 Ploughman $9 Jack & Shroom $9 Black & Bleu $9

Pub
 Favorites Fish & Chips $10 Bonny’s Horseshoe $10 Chicken Tenders $7 Shrimp Basket $9 Shepherd’s Pie $10 Hamburger Steak $10 Guinness Pot Roast $9 Corn Beef & Cabbage $10 Bangers & Mash $9

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Appetizers Fried Pickles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chili Cheese Fries . . . . . . . . . . . Fried Mushrooms . . . . . . . . . . . Cheese Sticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onion Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicken Tenders . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicken Bites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fried Buffalo Shrimp . . . . . . . .

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Wraps Chicken Ceaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grilled/Fried Chicken . . . . . . . . Buffalo Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sandwiches

Served with Fries Pulled Pork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turkey Melt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philly Cheese Steak . . . . . . . . . . Chicken Tenders . . . . . . . . . . . . BLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shrimp Poboy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sausage Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Best Place to Play Pool Industry Happy Hour Daily

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Daily Beer Specials 12pm
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Burgers Served with Fries American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chili Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BBQ Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Three Chees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mushroom Swiss . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pizzas Buffalo Ranch Chicken Turkey Melt with Bacon Philly • Supreme Small 8.49 Medium 13.99 Large 18.99 Meat lovers • Chicken Alfredo Chicken Fajita Small 7.99 Medium 12.99 Large 17.99 Veggie • Hawaii Small 6.99 Medium 11.99 Large 16.99 Super Cheese • Ultimate Pepperoni Small 6.49 Medium 10.99 Large 14.99 Shrimp Alfredo • BBQ Sausage Small 8.99 Medium 14.99 Large 19.99

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769-208-8283

Pool
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$6.99

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FOOD & DRINK

High on the Hog // by R.L. Nave

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IMANI KHAYYAM

n March 27, The Pig & Pint chef and co-owner Grant The Pig & Pint’s menu—a creation of Hutcheson, Clark and Hutcheson was busy finalizing preparations for the an- their culinary team—includes baby-back ribs with a Pepsi glaze and nual Zippity Doo Dah parade weekend. He still carved pork-belly corndogs. Pulled pork, chicken or brisket is available in out a little time to have lunch with his mom. tacos, nachos and, of course, sandwiches. Hutcheson, who grew up around the corner on Lorenz Avenue All the food is made in-house, including the potato salad and and runs the business with partner Chris Clark, counts his parents, salad dressing. The sauces, including tomato-based Mississippi Linda and Gene Hutcheson, hospital workers and other Fondrenites “Sweet” BBQ, Carolina Mustard and sweet potato habanero hot among the growing number of regulars at the barbecue restaurant. sauce, are also for sale. “When the weather permits, we’re normally packed out for In the past year, Hutcheson has added a Reuben, a bologna lunch,” Hutcheson says. sandwich and boudin balls, which was originally a boudin-link feaOne year has passed since The Pig & Pint’s grand opening ture to the regular menu. during Zippity Doo Dah weekend in 2014 and, in a competitive The restaurant is planning to expand its outdoor seating by 40 and discerning local market percent as its next goal, enfor barbecue, Hutcheson is closing the patio to help cool happy with the restaurant’s it down during the summer performance. He says the and offer warmth on colder location, which housed a padays. The restaurant is also rade of businesses over the toying with the idea of a secyears—most recently Mimi’s ond bar. Family and Friends and then So far, the owners a farmer’s market stand for have no plans to add new a brief time—couldn’t have locations, but the restaurant worked out better. is growing its catering business. Its whole-hog catering Plus, in this year’s Best service can come with or of Jackson readers’ poll, without a taco bar with eight The Pig & Pint captured different types of pickles, three awards—Best Barbemango hicama slaw and a cue, Best Place for Ribs and Co-owner Grant Hutcheson says The Pig & Pint is doing well for a barbecue restaurant that’s only been open for a year. beer pico de gallo. Other caBest New Restaurant—even tering favorites are smoked though it’s the new kid on the beef tenderloin, New Orblock up against perennial leans-style barbecue shrimp and smoked tuna dip. powerhouses like E&L Barbecue and Chimneyville Smokehouse. Hutcheson points to the awards as evidence that the restaurant The Pig & Pint’s owners are excited about a new housing is going in the right direction and getting better every day. development going up near Hutcheson’s childhood neighborClark—the “pint guy” to Chef Hutcheson’s “pig guy,” according hood—the soon-to-be-constructed Meridian on Lakeland Drive, to their business cards—is a guild-certified sommelier and oversees which Hutcheson believes will help build on the restaurant’s firstbeer procurement that includes a total of 113 labels. The restaurant year successes. keeps eight regional beers on tap. “It’s the food, it’s the atmosphere, it’s the beer selection,” Hutcheson, who got his start at Ridgeland’s Parker House Res- Hutcheson says. “We’re definitely doing what we set out to do.” taurant when he was 15, has worked many restaurant jobs, includThe Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070) is open ing as a sous chef at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. He also helped open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant Parlor Market in 2010, working at one point as its pastry chef. plans to open on Sundays beginning soon. Visit pigandpint.com.

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Best Barbecue; Best New Restaurant; Best Place for Ribs: The Pig & Pint 3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070, pigandpint.com

Best Barbecue Finalists: Chimneyville Smokehouse (970 High St., 601.354.4665) / E&L Barbeque (1111 Bailey Ave., 601.355.5035) / Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601.956.7079, hickorypitjxn.com) / Smokehouse BBQ (2227 Highway 471, Brandon, 601.829.0520)

Best New Restaurant Finalists: CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601.321.9169, caetwinebar.com) / The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N., 769.233.8366) / Lou’s Full-Serv Neighborhood Kitchen (904B E. Fortification St., 601.487.6359) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899, saltinerestaurant.com)

Best Place for Ribs Finalists: Chimneyville Smokehouse (970 High St., 601.354.4665, chimneyville.com) / E&L Barbeque (1111 Bailey Ave., 601.355.5035) / Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601.956.7079, hickorypit jxn.com) / King Edward Grill (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464, kingedwardhoteljackson.com)

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urgers & Blues, winner of Best Local Burger and Best Place to Watch the Game in Best of Jackson, wants to know if you’re up to the Whammy Challenge. Here’s what you do.

Best Happy Hour; Best Place for Cocktails; Most Innovative Menu; Best Margaritas ; Best Mexican/Latin; Best Outdoor Dining; Best Place for a First Date: Babalu Tacos & Tapas 622 Duling Ave., 601.366.5757, babalutacos.com

Best Happy Hour

one root beer float

three one-pound patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo, mustard and ketchup

TIME:

Eat all in less than 30 minutes

PRIZE:

A T-shirt, your picture on the Wall of Fame and meal are free.

PENALTY:

Finalists: The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 769.257.3517) / CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601.321.9169, caetwinebar. com) / Julep Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601.362.1411) / Library Lounge at Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St., 601.948.3429, fairviewinn. com)

Most Innovative Menu Finalists: La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562, themanshipjackson. com) / Parlor Market (115 W. Capitol St., 601.360.0090, parlormarket.com) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899)

Best Margaritas Cost of the meal if you lose: $50

Best Place to Watch the Game; Best Local Burger: Burgers & Blues 1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601.899.0038, burgersblues.com

Best Place to Watch the Game Finalists: The Alumni House (110 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl, 601.939.5238) Fondren Public (2765 Old Canton Road, 769.216.2589) / Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601.899.8845) / Mississippi Legends Grill (5352 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601.919.1165)

Best Local Burger Finalists: Babalu Tacos & Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601.366.5757, babalutacos. com) / Cool Al’s (4654 McWillie Drive, 601.713.3020) / The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N., 769.233.8366) / Mugshots Grill & Bar (4245 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601.932.4031, mugshotsgrillandbar.com) 50

Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601.899.8845, capitolgrillofjackson.com) / Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899) / Time Out Sports Café (6270 Old Canton Road, 601.978.1839, timeoutcafe.com)

Best Place for Cocktails

one pound of French fries (yum)

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TRIP BURNS

BEST OF JACKSON 2015: FOOD & DRINK from page 49

Finalists: Jaco’s Tacos (318 S. State St., 601.961.7001; 7049 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601.898.3242) / La Cazuela (1401 E. Fortification St., 601.353.3014) / Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (1625 E. County Line Road, Suite 120, 601.957.7672) / Sombra Mexican Kitchen (140 Township Ave., Suite 100, Ridgeland, 601.707.7950, sombramexicankitchen.com)

Best Mexican/Latin Finalists: Café Olé (2752 N. State St., 769.524.3627) / La Cazuela (1401 E. Fortification St., 601.353.3014) / Papitos Mexican Restaurant and Grill (111 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 1200, Madison, 601.605.0275; 173 Promenade Blvd., Flowood, 601.919.0448; 6376 Ridgewood Court Drive, 601.665.4632) / Sombra Mexican Kitchen (140 Township Ave., Suite 100, Ridgeland, 601.707.7950)

Babalu Tacos & Tapas has dishes such as tacos and panseared redfish on its menu.

Best Outdoor Dining Finalists: Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601.899.0038, burgersblues.com) / Keifer’s (120 N. Congress St., 601.353.4975; 705 Poplar Blvd., 601.355.6825, keifers.net) / The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070) Walker’s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633)

Best Place for a First Date Finalists: Cups Espresso Café (Multiple locations; cupsespressocafe. com) King Edward Grill (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464, kingedwardhoteljackson.com)/ Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899, saltinerestaurant.com) Walker’s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633)

Best Local Breakfast; Best Place for Dessert: Primos Café 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601.898.3600 / 2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601.936.3398 / primoscafe.com

Best Local Breakfast Finalists: The Beagle Bagel Café (multiplelocations,thebeaglebagelcafe. com) / Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 601.366.3427) / Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900, broadstbakery.com) / Heart & Soul Diner (900 Municipal Drive, Brandon, 601.825.9922)

Best Place for Dessert Finalists: Amerigo Italian Restaurant (6592 Old Canton Road, 601.977.0563, amerigo.net) / Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601.956.9562, charrestaurant.com) / La Brioche (2906 N. State St., 601.988.2299, labriochems. com) / Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St., 601.368.1919, salandmookies.com)

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Veggie Burgers Are Cool

Best Veggie Burger: Majestic Kitchen

1067B Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601.707.0093

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How would you describe Majestic Kitchen?

Any plans of expanding the veggie menu?

What inspired the veggie burger?

Do you have plans to open a new location?

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Best Local Lunch Buffet; Best Soul Food: Mama Hamilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southern Cookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; & BBQ 751 Highway 51, Madison, 601.856.4407

Best Local Lunch Buffet Finalists: Ichiban Hibachi Grill and Sushi Japanese Steakhouse (153 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601.919.0097) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562) / Spice Avenue (4711 Interstate 55 N., 601.982.0890) / Two Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kitchen (707 N. Congress St., 601.353.1180) / Thai House (1405 Old Square Road, 601.982.9991) 52

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Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

Best Local French Fries: Roosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2906 N. State St., 601.982.2001 Finalists: Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601.899.0038) / Cool Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (4654 McWillie Drive, 601.713.3020) / The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N., 769.233.8366) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899)

Best Greek Restaurant; Best Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern: Keiferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 120 N. Congress St. / 705 Poplar Blvd., 601.355.6825

Best Greek Restaurant

Finalists: Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601.366.6033) / Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601.956.0082) / Petra CafĂŠ (currently relocating)

Best Italian: Amerigo 6592 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601.977.0563, amerigo.net Finalists: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601.982.8111, bravobuzz.com) / Ceramiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant (5417 Lakeland Drive, Suite I, Flowood, 601.919.2829, ceramis.net) / Fratesiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Cuisine (910 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601.956.2929) / La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735, eatlafinestra.com)

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Verre de Vin

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Best Wine List/Selection: CAET Wine Bar 3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601.321.9169, caetwinebar.com

Best Wine List/Selection Finalists: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601.982.8111, bravobuzz.com) / Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601.956.9562, charrestaurant.com) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562, themanshipjackson.com)

Best Restaurant: Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive-In 3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633, walkersdrivein.com

Best Restaurant Finalists: Babalu Tacos & Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601.366.5757, babalutacos.com) / BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601.982.8111, bravobuzz.com) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562, themanship jackson.com) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899, saltinerestaurant.com)

CAET Wine Barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu, which has small plates including cauliflower steak saganaki, focuses on seasonality and locality.

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Best Local Donuts: Donut Palace

Best Local Fried Chicken: Two Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kitchen

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707 N. Congress St., 601.353.1180

Finalists: Monroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts and Bakery (multiple locations) / Pillow Donuts (1679 Old Fannin Road, Flowood, 601.992.6040 / 707 Beau Pre Drive, Ridgeland, 601.790.9697) / Scurlockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts Shop & Eatery (125 S. Congress St., now closed

Best Place to Get Coffee: Cups Espresso CafĂŠ Multiple locations / cupsespressocafe.com Finalists: Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900) / Mocha Mugs (Multiple locations) / Seattle Drip (Multiple locations) / Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St., 601.487.6349) Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

Finalists: The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N., 769.233.8366) / Julep Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601.362.1411, ) / Mama Hamilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (751 Highway 51, Madison, 601.856.4407) / Roosterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (2906 N. State St., 601.982.2001)

Best Sandwich Place: Room Service 4659 McWillie Drive, 601.362.4617; 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 104, Ridgeland, 601.707.3600 Finalists:Basilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s(2906N.StateSt.,Suite104,601.982.2100; 120 N. Congress St., Suite L1, 601.944.9888) / The Beagle Bagel CafĂŠ (multiple locations) / Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900) / Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli (125 S. Congress St., Suite 103, 601.969.1119; 201 S. Lamar St., 601.714.5683 / stevesdowntown.com)

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Best Steak: Shapleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 868 Centre St., Ridgeland, 601.965.9566, Finalists: Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601.956.9562) / Elyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant & Bar (115 W. Jackson St., Suite 2E, Ridgeland, 601.605.6359, ) / Kathrynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse (6800 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601.956.2803) / Ticoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak House (1536 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland, 601.956.1030) 53


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Best Seafood; Best New Bar: Saltine Oyster Bar 622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, saltinerestaurant.com Saltineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Randall custom beer-infusing system allows the restaurant to add new elements to craft beer.

Best Take Out: O.E.C. Japanese Express

CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601321-9169) / The Hideaway (5100 Interstate 55 N., 769-208-8283) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203)

Best Seafood Finalists The Islander Seafood and Oyster House (1220 E. Northside Drive,Suite 100, 601-366-5441) /Mayflower CafĂŠ (123 W. Capitol St., 601-355-4122, mayflowercafe ms.com) / Sal and Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (6600 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-957-1188) / Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601-982-2633, walkersdrivein.com)

Finalists: The Beagle Bagel CafĂŠ (multiple locations) / Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery (3013 N. State St., 601.362.4628) / La Brioche (2906 N. State St., 601.988.2299)

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Best Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu; Best Meal Under $10: Sal & Mookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint 565 Taylor St., 601.368.1919

Best Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu Finalists: Brentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 601.366.3427) / Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900) /

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Best Place for Healthy Food: Rainbow Co-Op 2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602, rainbowcoop.org Finalists: Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601.366.6033) / Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900) / Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adobo (127 S. Roach St., 601.944.9501, now closed) / High Noon CafĂŠ (2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602)

Best Vegetarian Options: High Noon CafĂŠ, Rainbow Co-Op 2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602, rainbowcoop.org Finalists: Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601.366.6033) / BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601.982.8111) / La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562)

Asian Restaurant; Best Sushi/Japanese: Nagoya 6351 Interstate 55 N., Suite 131, 601.977.8881 IMANI KHAYYAM

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Finalists: Basilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (2906 N. State St., Suite 104, 601.982.2100; 120 N. Congress St., Suite L1, 601.944.9888) / The Beagle Bagel CafĂŠ (multiple locations) / CafĂŠ OlĂŠ (2752 N. State St., 769.524.3627) / High Noon CafĂŠ (2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602)

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BEST OF JACKSON 2015: FOOD & DRINK

The Islander Seafood and Oyster House (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 100, 601.366.5441) / Primos CafĂŠ (515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601.898.3600; 2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601.936.3398)

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Asian Restaurant Finalists: Fusion Japanese & Thai Cuisine (1002 Treetops Blvd., Flowood, 601.664.7588) / Mr. Chenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant (5465 Interstate 55 N., 601.978.1865) / Sakura Bana (4800 Interstate 55 N., 601.982.3035, sakurabanajackson.com) / Thai Tasty (5050 Parkway Drive, 601.540.2534)

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Finalists: Crazy Ninja Rock-N-Roll Sushi & Hibachi (2560 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601.420.4058) / Edo Japanese Restaurant (5834 Ridgewood Road, 601.899.8518) / Little Tokyo (876 Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601.991.3800) / Sakura Bana (4800 Interstate 55 N., 601.982.3035)

Finalists: Soulshine Pizza Factory (1111 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1, Ridgeland, 601-856-8646; 5352 Highway 25, Suite 1100, Flowood, 601-919-2000) / Basil’s (2906 N. State St., Suite 104, 601-982-2100; 120 N. Congress St., Suite L1, 601-944-9888) / Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St., 601368-1919)

Best New Chef: Alex Eaton The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, 1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601.398.4562 Finalists: Alex Hammack (Broad Street Baking Company, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900) / Jessica Furches (The Islander Seafood and Oyster House, 1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 100, 601.366.5441) / Louis LaRose (Lou’s Full-Serv Neighborhood Kitchen, 904B E. Fortification St., 601.487.6359) / Grant Hutcheson (The Pig & Pint, 3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070)

Best Hangover Food; Best Local Pizza: The Pizza Shack 925 E. Fortification St., 601-352-2001; 114 Byram Business Center Drive, Byram, 769.233.8875

Best Hangover Food Finalists: Cherokee Inn (1410 Old Square Road, 601-362-6388) / Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 601-366-3427) / Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601-899-0038) / The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N., 769-233-8366)

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Best Local Brunch: Julep Restaurant and Bar 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601-362-1411 Finalists: La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601-345-8735, eatlafinestra. com) / Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562, charrestaurant.com) / Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-420-4202, tableonehundred.com) / Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888, halandmals.com)

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Best Arts Organization: Mississippi Museum of Art 380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515, msmuseumart.org Finalists: Ardenland (2906 N. State St., 601.292.7121, ardenland.net) / Ballet Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St., Suite 106, 601.960.1560, balletms.com) / Mississippi Arts Commission (501 N. West St., Suite 701B, 601.359.6030) / New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St., 601.948.3531, newstagetheatre.com)

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

A Life of Marketing // by Maya Miller

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arketing director may not sound like a career that garners much excitement, but Tupelo, Miss., native Jordan Harris transforms average shows into amazing events, which probably helped Duling Hall win the award for Best Live Music Venue in the 2015 Best of Jackson contest. Harris, 23, graduated from the University of Mis-

Jackson-based entertainment company Ardenland. “A marketing position opened up last June, and Arden (Barnett) told me to do a project for some made-up show,” she says. “I had to do this whole marketing plan and come up with a poster with fake ads for Facebook. Arden interviewed me and another guy, and here I am.” As marketing director, Harris manages Ardenland

Best Live Music Venue: Duling Hall 622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121, dulinghall.com Finalists: Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St., 601.948.0888, halandmals.com) / The Iron Horse Grill (320 W. Pearl St., 601.398.0151, theironhorsegrill.com) / Martin’s Restaurant & Bar (214 S. State St., 601.354.9712, martinslounge.net) / Underground 119 (119 S. President St., 601.352.2322, underground119.com) /

sissippi in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations. After noticing a shift in social media’s influence on how brands reach customers, Harris decided that marketing was a perfect career fit. In college, she interned at The Lyric, a music venue in Oxford, Miss., and it was through her internship that she began volunteering for

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and Duling Hall’s social-media accounts, sorts through emails, and sends out press releases and posters for Ardenland’s next shows. Harris says she’s not talented on the graphic-design side of marketing, but she helps give artists and events a fresher look. Sometimes, it’s as simple as doing social media, but with events like the Livingston LIVE Concert Series, held this May

in Madison, Harris says she had to create a new Facebook page and take the brand in a new direction targeted to a younger audience. Harris is currently working on two of her biggest projects to date: the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival, an annual festival held in Meridian in May, and classic-rock band Boston’s upcoming performance at Thalia Mara Hall in June. Harris says creating a marketing plan is a challenge, but she is confident she will make it work. “It’s crazy. Every day, there’s something coming at you,” she says. “I’m kind of new, but (I’m) totally figuring out where I should market it, trying to figure out what’s best for my project.” For Harris, the best part of working with Ardenland is the feeling that she’s part of a family. Marketing, similar to running a business, can be a 24/7 job, but she says it doesn’t feel like work. “I know it sounds cliché, but I get paid to do what I love,” she says. “This job just fell into my hands at the perfect moment.” For more information on Ardenland or Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121), visit ardenland.com.

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Excerpts of Laurie Walker // by Micah Smith

Laurie Walker’s next album may be in the future, but she has sung on a few Mississippi musicians’ recordings as of late.

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ackson inspirational artist Laurie Walker released her debut EP, “Free in Him: Excerpts of Life,” in November 2012. The fact that it’s still affecting listeners is a testament to the quality of her music. While Walker’s next studio project is still in the future, that doesn’t mean fans have to wait to hear her soulful vocals elsewhere. Here are a few tracks that benefit from Walker’s signature sound.

Best Gospel Artist: Laurie Walker Finalists: Alisa Patrick McDonald / Benjamin Cone III & Worship / Chandra Wise / Dathan Thigpen

“The Purpose” by P. Lo Jetson It took a special kind of confidence in Walker’s skill for Clinton, Miss., Christian rapper P. Lo Jetson to place her on the opening track of his 2012 full-length release, let alone the title track. Here, Walker isn’t relegated to one role, providing backing vocals and an instantly singable chorus.

“No Fear” by J. Nathan

“God” by 7evenThirty Jackson-native rapper 7evenThirty’s 2012 album, “Heaven’s Computer,” has plenty of powerhouse guest spots, but Walker’s sweet delivery on the track “God” adds another level to this emotional tale of parenthood.

Walker is at her most dynamic in Mississippi Delta native J. Nathan’s 2015 single, “No Fear.” While the Christian hip-hop artist’s lyrics pack plenty of punch on their own, Walker steals the show with appearances in the piano-laden chorus and sporadic refined vocal runs.

“Free in Him: Excerpts of Life“ is available on iTunes. For more information, find Laurie Walker on Facebook.

Best Bar; Best College Student Hangout; Best Local Beer Selection: Fondren Public 2765 Old Canton Road, 769.216.2589

Best Bar Finalists: The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 769.257.3517, apothecaryjackson.com) / Capitol 62

Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601.899.8845, capitolgrillofjackson.com) / Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055) / Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St., 601.948.0888, halandmals.com)

Best College Student Hangout Finalists: Cups Espresso Cafe, Fondren (2757 Old Canton Road, 601.362.7422) / Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055) / Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601.960.2700) / Sneaky Beans

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Best Local Beer Selection Finalists: Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601.899.0038) / The Iron Horse Grill (320 W. Pearl St., 601.398.0151) / The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070) / Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601.982.2899)

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ook in the music listings in the Jackson Free Press, and you’ll probably notice several open-mic nights that take place in the metro area early in the week. Open-mic nights are a great way for amateur performers to get their feet wet or for seasoned musicians to try out new material. Whether you fall into either of those categories, Brock Bailey, who runs Open Mic Night at Fenian’s Pub, a perennial Best of Jackson winner for that Best Open-Mic Night category, has a few tips for people coming out to play.

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Mix it up. “I like to play a couple of cover songs before I play my own. Then, if the audience likes it, I’ll tell them that it’s my song. I try to make it a little funny.” Another thing to remember about open-mic nights is that they aren’t just for musicians. Bailey says that Fenian’s welcomes comedians and poets, as well. So, start practicing your skill of choice. You never know what may happen.

Open Mic Night; Best Place to Drink Cheap: Fenian’s Pub 901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055, fenianspub.happytables.com

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Don’t fake it. “Just play to your ability. To be honest, most open-mic audiences want to see people either be great or bomb, but if you’re not yourself, they’ll turn off immediately.” Be comfortable on stage. “This is harder to explain, but the more you think about (the performance), the worse it can be. You have to just do it. Chances are, you’ve practiced and know your material.” Think about why you’re doing it. “Whether you’re trying out new material or just trying to entertain, be aware of who you’re playing to.”

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Best Pub Quiz: Hal & Mal’s 200 S. Commerce St., 601.948.0888, halandmals.com Finalists: Bonny Blair’s Irish Pub (1149 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 769.251.0693) / Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055 / The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070)

Best Place to Dance: Club Magoo’s 824 S. State St., 601.487.8710, now Club Mirage Finalists: Bottoms Up (3911 Northview Drive, 601.981.2188, now closed) / Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121, dulinghall.com) / Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601.960.2700) / Shucker’s on the Rez (116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601.853.0105, shuckersontherez.com)

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Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St.) is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 4 p.m to 2 a.m., and is closed on Sunday. The kitchen is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Fenian’s hosts Open Mic Night weekly on Tuesday night. For more information, visit fenianspub.happtytables.com.

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Best Place to Drink Cheap Finalists: Capitol Grill (5050 Interstate 55 N., Suite F, 601.899.8845, capitolgrillofjackson.com) / Martin’s Restaurant & Bar (214 S. State St., 601.354.9712, martinslounge.net) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601.944.0203, oneblockeast.com) / Shucker’s on the Rez (116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601.853.0105, shuckersontherez.com)

Brock Bailey, who runs Fenian’s Pub’s Open Mic Night, says it’s important to be comfortable on stage.

Best Open-Mic Night Finalists: McB’s Bar & Grill (815 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601.956.8362) / Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601.960.2700) / Synergy Nights at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601.956.0082)

Best Original Band; Best Cover Band; Best Jazz Artist: Southern Komfort Brass Band

Best R&B Artist: Jarekus Singleton

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Best Original Band Acoustic Crossroads / Dream Cult / Furrows / Young Valley

Best Cover Band Acoustic Crossroads / Diesel 255 / Jason Turner Band / Shadz of Grey

Best Jazz Artist Alvin Fielder (alvinfielder.com); Barry Leach; Pam Confer; Vibe Doctors Jazz Project

Best Place to Play Pool: The Green Room 444 Bounds St., 601.713.3444 Finalists: Cherokee Inn (1410 Old Square Road, 601.362.6388, cherokeedriveinn.com) / Last Call Sports Grill (1428 Old Square Road, 601.713.2700) / One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601.944.0203, oneblockeast.com) / Pop’s Saloon (2636 S. Gallatin St., 601.961.4747)

Best Country Band: South of 20 Finalists: Shaun Patterson / TJ Burnham (Burnham Road) / Young Valley

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Events // culture

Dragon Boat Regatta May 16, 9 a.m.5 p.m., at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). The Madison County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual race. Spectators enjoy food and a kids’ zone. An awards ceremony and after-party follows. Teams must register. Teams: $1,500, $1,200 chamber members and community teams; free for spectators; call 601-605-2554; email jodi@madisoncountychamber.com; paddlesontherez.com.

“Stop Kiss” May 1-3, 7:30 p.m., at Warehouse Theatre (1000 Monroe St.). The play is about two female friends who become lovers and are viciously attacked after their first kiss. The play is part of New Stage’s Unframed Series. For mature audiences. $7 (cash or check); call 601-948-3533, ext. 222; newstagetheatre.com.

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Stray at Home Art and Music Festival May 9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Smith Park (302 E. Amite St.). Includes music from the Fondren Guitars Student Rock Band, Young Valley, Kristin Diable, The Mulligan Brothers and the Southern Komfort Brass Band, an art sale, a corn hole tournament and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Museum to Market Trail. Free admission, entry fees apply for corn hole tournament; call Ardenland at 601-292-7121; email hello@strayathome.com; strayathome.com.

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Dweezil Zappa Guitar Master Class: Dweezilla on the Road May 5, 8 a.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Learn guitar-playing techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Registration required. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. $75; call 292-7121; email arden@ ardenland.net; dulinghall.com.

Cheers for a Cause May 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Greater Jackson Arts Council (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Includes art and craft vendors, a silent auction, wine and refreshments from Fantasy Food Catering. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For ages 21 and up. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; call 601-940-8853 or 601-502-3241; email eventsbyeei@gmail.com; eventbrite.com.

Graffiti Bratz Art Workshop May 21, 4-7 p.m., May 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Armando Staten, AKA Topz, is the instructor. Learn graffiti terminology, sketching techniques, time management, and spray techniques. For ages 8-17. Respirator required. $170 with respirator, $155 without respirator; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

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Miranda Lambert Live! May 23, at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The multi-award winning country singer performs in conjunction with the C Spire Concert Series. Raelynn also performs. $45, $99 VIP; call 601-519-0900; ht.ly/IKnM1.

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“Empowering Women” Woman of the Year Luncheon May 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at The South Warehouse (627 E. Silas Brown St.). The Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women honors women in eight categories such as performing arts, education and community service. RSVP. Sponsorships start at $250; call 968-0137; email thesouthwarehouse@ yahoo.com; msstatusofwomen.org.

“It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues” May 26-30, 7:30 p.m., May 31, 2 p.m., at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). The production is a retrospective of classic blues songs. Additional shows June 2-6, 7:30 p.m., June 7, 2 p.m. $28, $22 students; call 601-948-3533, ext. 222; newstagetheatre.com.

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Opening of “Capture the Spirit of Ramadan” International Exhibition May 15, 10 a.m., at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). In the main galleries. The Museum of Muslim Cultures is the sponsor. Show hangs through July 31. Free; call 601-960-1557, ext. 224.

JXN Tech on Tap May 28, 5:30 p.m., at Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Raborn Media hosts the monthly business seminar. This month’s topic is “Facebook Advertising: Creating Effective Ads and Measuring ROI.” Includes a craft beer tasting. RSVP. Free; call 601-336-1700; email info@jxntech.com; jxntech.com.

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Margaret Walker Centennial Lecture June 1, 10 a.m., at Charles Tisdale Library (807 E. Northside Drive). Poet and performer Katrina Byrd hosts “Jubilee for My People: Writing Workshop for Children.” Includes a performance reading of Margaret Walker’s works. Free; call 601-366-0021.

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Visiting Artist: Scott Albert Johnson—Harmonica Heaven June 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m., June 28, 1:305:30 p.m., at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Musician Scott Albert Johnson teaches visitors about the harmonica. Included with admission ($10, children under 12 months free); call 601-9815469; mississippichildrensmuseum.com.

“The Jezebel Remedy” June 17, 5 p.m., at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Martin Clark signs books. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $26.95 book; call 601-366-7619; email info@ lemuriabooks.com; lemuriabooks.com.



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Houndmouth June 9, 8 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The alternative country band performs to promote their latest album, “Little Neon Limelight.” Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $3 surcharge for patrons under 21; call 601292-7121; email jordan@ardenland. net; dulinghall.com.

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Opening of Fresh at Five June 2, 5 p.m., at Olde Towne Clinton (Jefferson Street and West Leake Street, Clinton). The farmers market is open Tuesdays through Aug. 25. Free; call 601-924-5472; email mainstreetclinton@ clintonms.org; clintonms.org/Fresh@5.

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Screen on the Green June 18, 5:30 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). In the Art Garden. Includes a cash bar, concessions and the movie “Jaws” at dusk. Free; call 601960-1515; msmuseumart.org.



Guild Summer Showcase June 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The open house includes guided tours of the facility, refreshments, special programs and drawings for prizes. Free; call 601-856-7546; craftsmensguildofms.org.

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Fondren’s First Thursday June 4, 5 p.m., in Fondren. Studio Chane hosts the mostly monthly neighborhood event formerly known as Fondren After 5. Includes shopping, food vendors, live music, open houses, a pet adoption drive and more. Free; call 601-720-2426; fft.city.

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BOSTON June 11, 8 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The classic rock band is known for giving high-energy shows without prerecorded music or technical enhancements. The Pat Travers Band opens the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. $59.5-$99.5; call 800745-3000 or 601-292-7999; ardenland.net.

USSSA Amateur Golf Tournament June 29, 8 a.m., at Castlewoods Country Club (403 Bradford Drive, Brandon). The Jackson Region District is the host, and golfers ages 18 and up may register. Winners have the opportunity to move on to the state and national championships. $2 spectators; golfers: free annual membership, $100 registration fee; call 601-992-1942; email usssagolftourjacksonms@gmail.com; facebook.com/usssagolftourjacksonms.

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I have twin girls who are seniors in high school this year. I have been married for almost 30 years, I am a restaurateur who co-owns Mangia Bene with Dan Blumenthal. And I love the ’80s. So what does that mean? It means that going out for the Good family is different than for most. Our fridge is either filled with produce and fruit to sustain the unquenchable appetites of our college-bound swimmers, or it has the remains of some Sal & Mookie’s take-out or a BRAVO! salad. And the ‘80s reference is totally random and placed just for literary effect … a foreshadowing, perhaps? That said, what are my top 10 local favorites? And how can I do this without getting in trouble with all the other restaurateurs in town? Well, here I go … cautiously.

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Kinkade’s Fine Clothing (120 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.898.0513, kinkadesfc.com) So I don’t shop. Really. That is why all you clothiers get mad at me. “Where do you get your clothes?” they ask. “Not often and on sale” is the answer. I am a sale shopper (I grew up modestly and started working when I was 13), so you will find me at Kinkade’s in Ridgeland when Keith Kinkade sells off the outgoing season’s styles. I have followed Keith since his days working for Billy Neville at The Rogue. Do y’all remember that wall of Polos? Yes, that was a blatant ‘80s preppie reference.

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Montgomery Ace Hardware (2801 Old Canton Road, 601.366.4441]

I said I don’t shop, but if you look at my monthly American Express bill, you will see charge after charge for Montgomery Ace Hardware in Fondren.

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Funny thing is, most charges are $8 or less. Why? Because Ace is the place with the helpful hardware men. Need a screw and a gizmo to clamp down a doo-hicky? Just ask Willis White or Earnest Jones. They know the aisles like the back of their hands. And Mack Hales? That guy is resourceful, responsive and pretty darned funny. Please shop Montgomery Ace and don’t let another neighborhood hardware store go the way of leg warmers.

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McDade’s Markets (various locations, mcdadesmarkets.com)

I love the smell of a real grocery store, and I like aisles I can navigate without surprises. Do I like Whole Foods Market (4500 Interstate 55 N., 601.608.0405)? Oh, yeah! Who doesn’t? That’s like Christmas in July. But man cannot live by Whole Foods alone, folks. Don’t forget our neighbors, the McDades. Greg’s been working in the grocery business since the ‘80s … maybe before?

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Briarwood Wine & Spirits (4949 Old Canton Road, 601.956.5108, briarwoodwineandspirits.com)

And I don’t even drink. Really. I used to, back in the ‘80s, but that’s another story. Briarwood proprietors Lesley and Nathan McHardy are sharp cookies. Don’t let Nathan’s bowling shirt fool you. Under that tunic lies one of the most creative marketing minds I know. And Lesley? I have pictures of her in the ‘80s, and she was the sommelier at BRAVO! in the ‘90s and 2000s. And now she can help you find that perfect wine to drink while watching “The Breakfast Club.”

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Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Cooking (5465 Interstate 55 N., 601.978.1865, briarwoodwineandspirits.com)

I love, love, love this addition to our town. Outstanding, authentic and tasty. They ain’t afraid of using a lot of entrails. (You can have those, Tom Ramsey. The Goods

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Best Local Business Owner; Best Urban Warrior; Best Visionary Jeff Good (Mangia Bene, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601.362.2900)

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Best Local Business Owner Finalists: Chris Paige (Custom Cuts & Styles, 2445 Terry Road, 601.321.9292) / Mario Tolliver (Pro Accurate Tax Service, 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite B4, 601.209.7124) / Phillip Rollins (Offbeat, 151 Wesley Ave., offbeatjxn.com) / Stephanie Barnes (LaCru Salon, 5352 Lakeland Drive, Suite 600, Flowood, 601.992.7980)

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Best Urban Warrior Finalists: Ron Chane / Arden Barnett / Pam Greer / Brad Franklin

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will stick with things sans organ meat and tripe). Great food, great prices, super takeout. Oh, and lots of kitschy stuff hanging from the walls that makes me think of the ‘80s.

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Mississippi Museum of Art’s The Palette Café (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515, msmuseumart.org) I spend a lot of time in meetings for everything from community work to civic projects to nonprofit efforts. I am often downtown, and I love to drop by the museum and catch a tasty bite with Nick Wallace, Jackson’s most unique chef. Reared in his grandmother’s kitchen in Edwards, Miss., Nick learned to love food straight from the ground. I love Nick’s pickles. And most everything else. Oh, and Nick was born in the ‘80s.

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Avondale Street to Wooddale Drive to Crane Boulevard to Nassau Street to Greenwich Street to Cambridge Drive. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

That’s the route of my nightly walk with my two dogs, Mia, a Westie, and Abbie (of Lord knows what Community Animal Rescue and Adoption mix, but precious!). We three walk these streets around 10 or 11 p.m. every night. Like watchmen, we make the rounds. I enjoy the solitude and quiet, and I often listen to podcasts such as “This American Life” or “Snap Judgment.” I do not, however, listen to ‘80s music, which is weird, but I prefer the spoken word when walking. Maybe I should see a shrink about that.

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La Brioche (2906 N. State St., 601.988.2299, labriochems.com)

Newcomers Alejandra Sprouts and Cristina Lazzari of La Brioche are putting out the finest examples of Viennese and high-end pastries in our market, hands down. I respect them and love what they have carved out in Fondren.

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (2500 N. State St., 601.984.1000)

This is going to sound weird, but I really like this place! I have been fortunate enough to be involved in a series of projects that have taken me into “the bowels of the beast,” and I have found that UMMC is an amazing organization chock full of smart, caring people who work daily to make our lives better. Six or seven years ago, my primary doctor moved from his private practice group to the UMMC physicians, and I had my first experience in the hospital. It was incredibly efficient. I think that I will live well past my 80s, thanks to the work going on at the corner of State Street and Woodrow Wilson Drive.

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Lou’s Full-Serv (904 E. Fortification St., 601.487.6359, lousfullserv.com)

Louis LaRose, Jesse Houston, Alex Eaton, Gary Hawkins and Matthew Kajdan are the young bucks of the Jackson culinary scene, and they are killing it. Fresh, amazing, incredible. You go, boys! Make old men like Dan Blumenthal and me look bad, like we are cooking in the ‘80s. We know you want to. 73


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