Busy Saturday in the Bay

The Hancock County Farmers Market on Longfellow Road in Bay St. Louis  is open this morning from 8 a.m. until vendors sell out. Also today: the CASA of Hancock County Poker Run, the Bring it to the Bay Triathlon, the 4th annual Frida Fest and Second Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. And if you’re…

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Feast your eyes: Mandina’s Restaurant

Lunch at Mandina’s on Canal Street brought back memories of two hard-to-find old favorites: stuffed shrimp and Creole eggplant with shrimp, crabmeat, ham and seasoning. Both were daily specials on Friday. The homemade-tasting eggplant was generously seasoned and came with pasta and red gravy in the Italian tradition of too much food. The stuffed shrimp…

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Opening soon: Central Station Bistro. All aboard.

Wine, cheese and charcuterie. Yes, please.

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2 restaurants opening this week. Have a menu.

Smokin’ Jo’s BBQ opens today and Chef Rickey will be cooking at the Bodega Parrot Head Bar and Grill starting on Thursday. For all the details, go to The Shoofly Magazine ( https://www.bslshoofly.com/big-buzz-2018).

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Building permit report: Ward’s & more

The Hancock County Building Department issued six building permits during the week of Feb. 26-March 2. Total value was $544,700 and total fees were $1,740. Permits were for a bathroom addition to Annunciation Church on Kiln Delisle Road, repairs to a house on Jessica Drive, enclosing under an elevated house on West Perry Street, construction…

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Bay Council agenda: hot potatoes & a workshop

The council will be voting on P&Z items that include a drive thru coffee shop on Main Street and a zoning ordinance text amendment. And there’s a discussion of a school board reappointment. Dress comfortably and come early.   AGENDA BAY ST. LOUIS CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 6, 2018 4:30 p.m. 1. Amend 2017/2018 Bay Saint Louis…

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Building permits: Where’s a new restaurant opening?

Hancock County’s Building Department issued four permits during the week of Jan. 15-19. The total valuation was $721,569 and fees totaled $3,000. Three permits were for residential projects: a house on East Pointe Drive and another on Second Street and roof repairs at a house on Second. The one commercial permit is for construction of…

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The wait is over, Part 2

The Jourdan River Steamer is back. The seafood and steak restaurant at 15152 Highway 603 is now open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 p.m. The return has been years in the making, and fans are streaming back to the Kiln for their menu favorites. For details, call 228-255-7333 or visit the Steamer’s Facebook page. Congratulations…

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The wait is over

  Avocado’s is finally open. The restaurant, about a year in the making, is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (10:30 on Friday and Saturday.) It’s in the old Scafidi’s Wheel Inn site at 820 U.S. 90 in Bay St. Louis.

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