All posts tagged: Mississippi food

The Apothecary in Fondren

One of my favorite spots to eat in Jackson is at Brent’s Drugs in Fondren. Walk inside, and time has stood still. The restaurant still looks like it would have in the 1950s  or 1960s complete with vintage bar stools and a soda fountain-style ice cream bar. I used to visit there frequently on Sunday mornings, where breakfast is a modest price compared to most eateries, and I was thrilled when they opened a little, speak easy-style bar in back called The Apothecary. Above is a video of my last visit to The Apothecary. Got a comment? E-mail me at or Tweet me at @lareecarucker.

Waker’s Drive-In

So, this is probably my favorite restaurant in Jackson. I love the look and feel of it, and the food is fabulous. If you’re ever there, don’t leave without trying a fried green tomato BLT, or grab a plate lunch with lots of yummy vegetables. Here’s the menu if you’d like to check out what they have to offer. I recently snapped this picture.

From Gulfport to Starkville, new Southern Living cookbook features five Mississippi restaurants

A new cookbook featuring five Mississippi restaurants is now on the shelves. Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings is a travel guide/cookbook that takes you on a journey to eateries in 16 Southern states. Written by former Southern Living travel editor Morgan Murphy, the 272-page book published by Oxmoor House and sold for $22.95 features 150 of Morgan’s favorite recipes. “When researching my books, I always look forward to traveling through Mississippi, because the culture and feel of the state is so very familiar and feels like home,” said Murphy, an Alabama native who began his magazine career at Vanity Fair and later worked at Forbes, is a best-selling author, editor, entrepreneur and decorated naval officer. “I usually travel with companions to help me eat all that food, and on much of my research for this book, I actually took my mother along. She’d always wanted to take one of these trips with me, so I saved Mississippi for her. I knew it would be a great one, and the Magnolia State didn’t …

Mississippi chef David Crews is ‘King of American Seafood’

Mississippi Chef David Crews has been crowned “King of American Seafood.” The executive chef of Six Shooter Land and Timber in Drew, a private farm and hunting preserve, won the title in New Orleans during the 10th annual Great American Seafood Cook-off. According to The Times-Picyune, Crews’ winning dish, Southern Nicoise Salad, “included potato-crusted lump crab and tuna loin crusted with pork rinds, plus heirloom cherry tomatoes, puffed pork skins, Tabasco-cured bacon and poached eggs.” More than a dozen chefs flew in to compete at the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 60th annual Food Service Expo. The Times-Picyune said Jeffrey Ferrell, a chef de cuisine at City Grocery in Oxford, assisted Crews during the competition. Ferrell’s boss, chef John Currence who won the 2008 competition, was also present. According to Crews’ website The Chef’s Table, he got his start in 1997 at The Airport Grocery in Cleveland. “What started out as just a job, slowly turned into a career, then an absolute affair love with food,” he said. Crews later enrolled in the Culinary Arts Institute at …