Tractor Supply coming to the Bay

One-stop shop for real and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners and their pets (and chickens)

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Notebook scoop: Italian Bistro in the works in Old Town

Pop the cork! New bistro coming to Bay St. Louis

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Tamale Shak II opening soon. Here’s the menu.

The popular Tamale Shak on 30th Avenue in Gulfport is branching out to Buoy’s Bar and is planning a Second Saturday opening. Owner Wendy Reed has partnered with Toni Strickland to open Tamale Shak II with the same menu as the original restaurant. Think tamales and more. Toni said, “Everything is fresh made-to-order, the tamales…

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Update: 1 water contact advisory lifted

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced this morning the water contact advisory at Buccaneer State Park has been lifted. Four other stations are still under the advisories issued April 2. The advisory has been lifted for: ►Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach — from 100 yards west of sign eastward to 100 yards east…

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Water contact advisories still in effect

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality lifted the water contact advisory for the Gulfport Harbor Beach this morning but five other stations are still under advisories issued April 2. ►Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach — from 100 yards west of sign eastward to 100 yards east of sign. ►Station 3 – Waveland Beach…

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Where’s the burger?

  A good burger is a wonderful thing. This one is a special find: Half a pound of Wagyu beef, caramelized onions, fire roasted garlic ketchup, roasted bell pepper aioli and fabulous salted frites. Cheese and bacon extra. Bun extra good. This is the Corks & Cleaver Burger. Go get one. Or anything else at…

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New eats: Cantina & Cabana

Two new restaurants to try: Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina is opening Dec. 28 at 9400 U.S. 49 in Gulfport. Here’s some of what’s on the menu: carne asada, carnitas, fajitas-steak, chicken, or shrimp, rib eye, pechuga de pollo-grilled marinated chicken breast, wheat tortilla chicken wraps, alambres sandwich-cheese steak sandwich, flautas, quesadilla dinner, burrito supreme, coctel de…

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Want info on red tide? Go here.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has info about harmful algal blooms, or red tide, on its website, dmr.ms.gov. There are some FAQs on the site, as well as phone numbers for questions about specific subjects, such as beach closures, fish kills and birds. “This harmful algal bloom is a unique occurrence for this area,”…

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Algae blooms cause oyster reef, beach closings

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed all oyster reefs Friday at 4 p.m. The decision was made as a precautionary measure due to the proximity of potentially harmful algae blooms in the Mississippi Sound. “We’re erring on the side of public safety,” MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller said. “Algae blooms are unusual…

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New eats: Mexican favorites & x-hot wings

Two new restaurants are now open in Gulfport: El Saltillo Mexican Restaurant at 12013 U.S. 49 serves burrito, chalupa, chile relleno, tamales, quesadilla, enchiladas rancheros, steak, flautas Mexicana, vegetarian dishes (vegetarian plate, bean burrito, chalupas, chiles rellenos), deep-fried ice cream and much more. Jorge Martin Flores is the owner. Wings-2-Go at 12100 U.S. 49 serves…

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