We did end up at Slap Ya Momma. We did a casino buffet for lunch because I was in need of vegetation and they had a magnificent salad and veggie bar (along with everything else you can think of). For dinner we weren't highly motivated, but I had an eye toward breakfast in the morning so we went to SYM next door instead of The Shed.are you going to 'Slap Yo Mama BBQ' ?
The pink cakepop was yummy.The buffet desserts looked a lot better than they tasted.
I've noticed a lot of beach towns do this, San Diego imports Philipinos, Rehoboth uses Eastern Europeans, Miami uses Jamaicans...So to recap Biloxi. We did side trips to Ocean Springs, Gulfport, Pass Christian & Bay St. Louis. Ocean Springs is 1 of those places that insightful people with vision set out to create an inviting atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. Walking areas with locally owned businesses. No chains at all in the entertainment district. Eating and drinking establishments with lots of outdoor seating. And they take traffic enforcement serious. The place that we stopped in for a quick drink announced that a truck needed to be moved or it was going to be towed. The infraction? It was parked facing the incorrect direction. A few moments later a tow truck appeared. This is a great location for a pub crawl.
Bay St. Louis is this pretty, picturesque burg on the edge of the bay. Not a lot of commercial but enough to make it interesting. They have a decent sized marina that is the waterfront focal point. The town, in fact all the towns we visited, are well kept in appearance. They show a lot of pride of ownership.
The local casinos aren't the megavenues similar to what you find in Atlantic City. We stopped in at the buffet for lunch. They had several stations that were Southern, Italian, Backyard BBQ, Asian, Mexican along with a carvery. I noticed that the entire serving staff and many of the visible food service workers were foreigners. The wait staff was heavily Asian. Not an Ashley or Brittany is sight. The buffet desserts looked a lot better than they tasted. They did have some awesome mini eclairs that were nice and light. In the parking garage at least 10% (Vrai claims the percentage is higher) of the cars were jacked up parkers. Many on the line and several straddling the line. It was a read head scratcher as to how so many ####ty parkers ended up in the same lot.
Beauvoir. Jefferson Davis' home. It got pretty tore up from hurricane Katrina. The docent was spectacularly informative. She was in a period hoop dress. We got a lot of background information on the home and the surrounding area. I enjoy learning about our country's history on our jaunt across the US.
There is quite a military presence here but it's not in your face obvious. Keesler AFB and Gulfport SeaBee base are here along with a working port. The main drag goes right along the beach. The sand from the beach gets blown onto the street and surrounding sidewalks. While we were here the traffic is manageable.
While this isn't a must see area, anyone coming here for a few days won't be disappointed. It's very picturesque with a laid back feeling. We may be back or maybe not. We never made it over the The Shed for BBQ or Murky Water, both that were recommended to us.
It reminds me of a cruise ship. All the other places we are at were filled with local employees. We met the chef at The Blind Tiger who proudly proclaimed he was a Boudreaux from Louisiana. I guess we were supposed to be impresed. Boudreaux must be the Cajun equivalent of being a Kennedy. But he served up some mighty tasty chow.I've noticed a lot of beach towns do this, San Diego imports Philipinos, Rehoboth uses Eastern Europeans, Miami uses Jamaicans...
His exact quote was, "I'm a Boudreaux, we don't know how to cook without alcohol."It reminds me of a cruise ship. All the other places we are at were filled with local employees. We met the chef at The Blind Tiger who proudly proclaimed he was a Boudreaux from Louisiana. I guess we were supposed to be impresed. Boudreaux must be the Cajun equivalent of being a Kennedy. But he served up some mighty tasty chow.
No, and probably won't. We don't like fine dining, we like a roadhouse with beer on tap and a BBQ shack where you get your food at a window and eat at a picnic table outside.
It's actually fairly "rustic" inside the old house. I didn't eat there very often when I worked there for extended periods....too expensive for that . But definitely a real treat once in a while. My most regular "go to" place to eat was Bozos, in Pascagoula.. https://www.bozosseafoodmarket.com/No, and probably won't. We don't like fine dining, we like a roadhouse with beer on tap and a BBQ shack where you get your food at a window and eat at a picnic table outside.
It looks very nice and I'm sure the food is wonderful, it's just not our jam.
Anyone who tried that now would get their ass kicked but good - it would probably be some activist rabble rousing hoaxer and not a local.I remember seeing burnt crosses on the beach
I agree.Anyone who tried that now would get their ass kicked but good - it would probably be some activist rabble rousing hoaxer and not a local.
The deep south gets a bad rap because media elites ensconced in their Manhattan brownstones who've never ventured further south than TriBeCa make up crazy stories because they read "The Color Purple" in college. It's not really like that in places like Biloxi and Lafayette. Black people and white people socialize along class lines, not racial ones.
When I first went to live in Augusta GA in the early 80s I was apprehensive because I thought there'd be this big racial thing going on. I wasn't used to anything like that and had never experienced segregation, but I was assured by the news people that the deep south was highly segregated and alarmingly racial.
Imagine my surprise when we walked into the Waffle House and saw black men and white men sitting and joking with each other at the counter. We lived in an overwhelmingly black apartment village and not a single person made us feel unwelcome.
Most of what the media durhards spew is bullshit, which is why I'm so grateful to be able to actually go to these places and see for myself and not just take their fake news word for it.