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Barbecue in Jackson

Pig & Pint

The siren, Southern call of smoked meat and cold beer always lures us in, but we're particularly happy when those elements can be found in a cool, contemporary, and dare we say, family-friendly space. Try the disco …
Vegetarian in Jackson

High Noon Cafe

Tired of fried everything and buckets of pulled pork? This organic vegetarian grill, inside the Rainbow Co-op grocery store in the Fondren District, does beet burgers, portobello Reubens and other healthy delights. …
Cocktail Bar in Jackson

Apothecary at Brent's Drugs

Tucked into the back of a '50s-style soda fountain shop is a distinctly early-21st-century craft cocktail bar, complete with bartenders sporting thick-framed glasses, customers with sleeve tattoos and a fine menu of…
Blues in Jackson

F Jones Corner

All shapes and sizes, colors and creeds descend on this down-home Farish St club when everywhere else closes. It hosts authentic Delta musicians who have been known to play until sunrise.
Museum in Jackson

Smith Robertson Museum

Housed in Mississippi's first public school for African American children is the alma mater of Richard Wright, author of Black Boy, among many other works. It offers insight and explanation into the pain and perseve…
Seafood in Jackson


This playful spot takes on the delicious task of bringing oysters to the Jackson culinary world. The bivalves are served in several iterations: raw, woodfired, with Alabama white barbecue sauce and 'Nashville' (very…
Southern US in Jackson

Parlor Market

It felt like Jackson came a little late to the contemporary Southern farm-to-table train, but once they got on, they boarded with a vengeance, and Parlor Market is a good example of the results. Try duck brined in s…
American in Jackson

Big Apple Inn

The Big Apple basically has two items on its menu: a hot sausage sandwich and a pig's ear sandwich. Both are small, served on soft rolls, and taste delicious. The interior is hot, cramped and dingy, and the surround…
Bar in Jackson


This is a delightfully dirty dive, the kind of place where the bartenders know the phone numbers of their regulars in case said regulars pass out on their bar stools. Attracts a mix of old-timers, statehouse workers…
Pizza in Jackson

Sal & Mookie's

A beloved pizza place, and our preferred place to take the kids – because it's got burgers and pizza for the kids and beer for the parents – Sal & Mookie's is a solid addition to the Jackson dining scene. There'…