The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

This was my final stop on my little Mississippi Gulf Coast getaway. When I first looked at this place I thought, “Wow, this joint is huge”! But it’s really not as big as it looks. At first you think it’s three stories, but the first floor is nothing but space. That’s reserved for the storm… Continue reading The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

Ok, you’re probably saying, “A Chinese Buffet? You’re really reporting on one of THOSE”? Yes, I am. Let me tell you a little story. Not sure if I ever told y’all before but I was a Navy Reservist. At one point during my career, I was assigned to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. I was… Continue reading Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

I ended up in Mississippi this weekend. And in the mood for steak. If you’re driving through Gulfport you’re likely to see a billboard for this place. I did, and decided to give it a try! According to their website, a Rack House is a warehouse where distillers store and age their barrels of liquor.… Continue reading The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

Cajun’s Fabulous Fried Chicken, Gulfport, MS Report #438

This place is awesome. It seems impossible to find anything about it’s history online so I have to go by memory. Me, my family, and a bunch of fellow New Orleanians I know have been coming here since the early 1980’s. Back then, Popeye’s fried chicken was all the rage. Word spread there was a… Continue reading Cajun’s Fabulous Fried Chicken, Gulfport, MS Report #438

Gourmet Chinese Restaurant, Ridgeland, MS Report #410

Ok, tomorrow I head back to New Orleans to start the process of fixing the hurricane damage to my house. But tonight, we got a hankering for Chinese food. We googled, “Chinese food near me”, and a place called, “Gourmet Chinese Restaurant” pops up. That sounded promising! So we headed on over. Well, when you… Continue reading Gourmet Chinese Restaurant, Ridgeland, MS Report #410

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Ridgeland, MS Report #409

Well, I’m still exiled in the Jackson, Mississippi area after Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. Funny thing is if you notice the cloudy, rainy skies in the first two pictures above, that’s because now Tropical Storm Ida is here! Received a text from “NOLA Ready”, which puts out information about the city. They advised if… Continue reading Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Ridgeland, MS Report #409

Table 100, Flowood, MS Report #408

I’m in Flowood, Mississippi! That’s right outside of Jackson. I’m here because there’s about to be a category 4 hurricane back in New Orleans. This is actually the first time in my life I evacuated for a hurricane. I’ve been through every hurricane to hit New Orleans since 1965. I think I deserve a break!… Continue reading Table 100, Flowood, MS Report #408

Dodge’s, Gulfport, MS Report #401

I wondered if I should do a report on this place. After all, the title of this blog is Blaine’s RESTAURANT Report. At first glance you’d think this was a gas station/convenience store. And you’d be right. But they do prepare food onsite and you can sit in here and eat it (just not today… Continue reading Dodge’s, Gulfport, MS Report #401

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #399

This place is located right on U.S. Hwy. 49, which is the main Gulfport, MS, exit, just a little south of Interstate 10. So if you’re passing through Gulfport on I-10 and get the hankering for some Mexican food, you can drop off the interstate, hit this place right quick, then be back on your… Continue reading Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #399

White Cap Seafood Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #398

As I sometimes do, I escape New Orleans and head east to the beautiful beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is a seafood restaurant that sits right on the beach. I’ve been here before, but it was so long ago I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not. Even though I ate a… Continue reading White Cap Seafood Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #398