Pizza & subs, yes. Council, not this time.

No report from last night’s BSL City Council meeting. Next time. But here are a couple of new places to eat nearby. Enjoy! Marcos Pizza at 3921 Bienville Blvd. in Ocean Springs serves pizza, subs, pasta, salad and wings. Bhavesh Panagar is the owner. Half-Baked Subs at 206 Jeff Davis Ave. in Long Beach serves…

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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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New eats: Taste of Bourbon

Taste of Bourbon is now open at 6819 Washington Ave. in Ocean Springs. The menu features fried oysters, shrimp, catfish and wings, grilled chicken, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, a variety of salads topped with shrimp, fish, or chicken; sides such as potato salad, jambalaya, and okra. The soups offered are gumbo, crawfish bisque, and crab…

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New eats: fried chicken, duck bites, oil & vinegar

If you were expecting a report from last night’s City Council meeting, here instead is something more appetizing: four new establishments now open with the state Health Department’s approval. I’ll get to the meeting after I sort out the dismal proceedings. Orleans Chicken at 15800 Lemoyne Blvd. in Biloxi offers a concise menu of fried…

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Now open: Cajun BBQ & Jamaican jerk

The state Health Department has approved a caterer and restaurant to start serving customers. Cajun Dave’s Catering in Vancleave sells BBQ chicken, sausage, brisket, ribs, Boston butt, pulled pork, baked ham, rice dressing, baked beans and coleslaw. Taste of Jamaica at 1219 Bienville Blvd. in Ocean Springs features a Caribbean menu of jerk chicken, fried…

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Hungry for Gourmet Mexican cuisine?

One new restaurant opening to report today: El Aguila II Restaurant and Bar is now open at 1601 Government St. in Ocean Springs. Owner Nhu Trong and Manager Joaquin Morales are serving gourmet Mexican cuisine.

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Hungry for salad: Go to Ocean Springs

One new place to eat this week and it’s in Ocean Springs. Sassy Salads at 705 Washington Ave. offers a variety of dinner salads, soups and wraps. Owners are Tansy Jones, Rodney Lancaster and Melanie and Joel Stalling.

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Try this: Artisan coffee & ice pops, or Italian

Headed to Gulfport or Ocean Springs? Here’s the latest on new restaurants in both cities, according to the state Health Department. Renee’s, an upscale coffee bar, is open at 302 Courthouse Road in Gulfport. “There is nothing like this anywhere around,” promises owner Sharon Peterson. She is serving Intelligentsia coffee that’s roasted fresh and shipped…

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Shrimp season opens next week

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2015-2016 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. All boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp from Mississippi waters must be licensed or permitted by the MDMR before beginning operations. Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of…

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Catering heats up in OS

Three new Health Department approvals for restaurants in Ocean Springs. Looks like the catering business is heating up over there: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is now open at 3098 Bienville Blvd. to cook up chicken tenders and sides. Murky Waters Catering is open at 1212 Government St. to serve weddings, company events and family gatherings.…

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