Lisa Monti keeps our readers up to date with local business and restaurant changes in Old Town and beyond!
New addresses, new hours, new menus. Lots of changes happening around here. Here’s a rundown on who’s where and when. Includes info on the Starfish Café, Cappy's Point, Hair Works, Rickey's Beach Grill, and Trapani's Eatery.
Fine dining Fridays: Starfish Cafe is now serving dinner on Friday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The fine dining menu changes weekly; the inaugural dinner April 15 featured two entrees: baked salmon in pastry or seared petit fillet of grass-fed beef. You get the idea. Reservations are recommended. Proceeds benefit the cafe’s capital campaign to purchase the building on Main Street in Bay St. Louis.
Hairworks and Cappy’s Point are now open side-by-side at 104 U.S. 90 near the bridge in Bay St. Louis.
Hairworks owner Jan Peterman Mitchell loves the beauty salon’s new roomier location. Hairworks, open for more than 30 years, features a new treatment room with Rodan+Fields skin care products.
Cappy’s Point owner Jeanne Pertuit already offered a unique collection of home decor, artwork and classic children’s toys in her Old Town location and she’s thinking of adding more art and apparel at the new location. Say hi to Layla, the Dixie Dingo, when you visit.
The two businesses are planning a big grand opening celebration soon.
Rickey Peters, late of Rickey’s Off The Tracks, is now in the kitchen at Buoy’s Bar, cooking lunch and early evening meals.
The menu for the new Rickey’s Beach Grill is slowly evolving, but fans of Rickey’s will find some familiar dishes. Think crawfish étouffée, seafood gumbo and Swamp Burger!
Next week Rickey’s will start serving a $10 daily lunch special, including old favorites like red beans and rice, baked chicken Florentine and Yucatan chicken. In a couple of weeks Rickey’s will be serving up a weekly baby back rib night starting around 5 p.m.
“It’s not like the old Rickey’s,” Rickey said, “but it’s familiar.”
And finally, you can eat at Trapani’s Eatery every day if you want to. The beachfront restaurant in the Bay is now open 7 days a week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In addition to writing for the Cleaver and other regional publications, Lisa Monti has her own popular blog,Lisa Monti's Notebook.