Ready to try some new restaurants? Here are the newest ones given the OK to open by the state Health Department.
Alcove Eatery at 100 Jeff Davis Ave. in Long Beach offers some interesting sounding items including short rib nachos, pulled pork sliders, pulled pork egg rolls, short rib club, Southwest chicken, pizza, burgers, Reuben dog, creme brule and salads. Timothy Daniels is the owner.
PaPa John’s Pizza at 520 E. Pass Road in Gulfport has the standard fare: Pizza, PaPa’s wings, cheese sticks, breadsticks, chicken strips and sweet treats. Victoria Stanley owns the restaurant.
Blazin Cajun at 2517 28th St. in Gulfport cooks up gumbo, fried calamari, wings, crawfish bites, blue crab and Dungeness crab, clams, potatoes, fried soft shell crab, shrimp and oysters, shrimp poboy, oyster poboy, Philly cheesesteak, hamburgers and much more. Owner here is Lien Nguyen.
Hillbilly Takeout at 900 E. Railroad St. in Long Beach is owned by Richard Farley. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, breakfast burrito, potato soup, pork and beans, beef stew, spaghetti burrito, meatloaf burrito, chili burrito, bread pudding, coffee and something called Hillbilly Mocha. A house specialty?