Out and about I’ve discovered new spots for lunch and dinner in the southern town where I now reside and plant of galleries that support local artists and a museum across the bay. In my continued quest to eat gluten and dairy free, sometimes it’s just plain difficult. So, most of the time I eat by these guidelines and when I discover I can’t then I indulge. With not knowing much about what our town has to offer, we’ve relied on the app Yelp to help us to find good eats or by driving around town to see what’s available.
My husband and I found a little spot downtown called Charred. We ordered the combination oyster plate as an appetizer that consisted of Char grilled, Rockefeller, Bacon & Bleu, Sweet & Spicy, in addition to our main course meals. All of the oysters were delicious and we will be coming back to dine here soon.
The other restaurant that I like is Sassy Salads. They serve salads such as the Cesar with chicken or fish, kale salad, and crawfish salad to name a few. The picture below is the kale salad with chicken and a side of hush puppies made in-house. I would like to make hush puppies at home one of these days.
If you happen to find your self in Biloxi stop in to the art museum and these restaurants. We like Patio 44, Sal & Mookies, The Fillin’ Station and Half Shell Oyster House. Patio 44 has a full bar and great staff. This place is where I ate my first Shrimp Po Boy sandwich. The fries were excellent too.
Sal & Mookies which serves Pizza, Italian, and Ice Cream. I was able to order a gluten-free pizza here so that was a plus and the crust was thin and crispy.
Ohr-O’keefe Museum of Art is a great place to indulge your creative spirit. A wonderful, yet small space to view current art exhibits and arts of the southern coast. Showcasing mostly pottery that high lights the life and work of George Ohr the Mississippi potter, there is works by different artists as well. The museum holds on site pottery classes too. The staff is knowledgeable and the bold structures lend to opportunities to take shots of the oak trees and water front.
I hope to try restaurants in the weeks to come and possibly a weekend trip to New Orleans. I’ll be out and about again sampling turtle soup, beignets or other Southern eats.