Thursday, August 8, 2019


Some Youtube foodies posted a rather entertaining video of their sampling of Jackson restaurants.

A shame there was no Two Sisters for them to visit. 


pjmcilwaine said...

they did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Wait, people don't travel here from all over the country to visit our suburban outlet malls? You mean they drove straight through Madison county?

Anonymous said...

Nice little video but wasn’t it sponsored by the city or chamber of commerce? Agreed on Two Sisters. When I worked at the SC that would always be a great lunch spot.

Anonymous said...

We hosted a birthday party at the Iron Horse and the staff couldn't have been more professional and accommodating. The food was great and the restaurant is wonderful. Thumbs up!

Anonymous said...

It was sponsored but the reviews were spot on for the three that I've visited.

Anonymous said...

Love Iron Horse. Are there last night. It was great but the are is terrible. Pulling up there was a sheriffs office car with lights on keeping away thugs. The whole place is surrounded by a fence and you feel like you are entering a prison upon arrival. There were homeless wandering the streets and the it was a bad scene. I feared for my safety and won’t be returning. That whole area is bad. Mayor Lumumba’s plan is working.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on cuisine across the country but I have never been to a city that pound for pound has better culinary options than jxn. Certainly not Memphis or even New Orleans.

Louis LeFleur said...

Well done, but an interesting mix of establishments. Personally, I'd say you can't "do" Jackson food without The Mayflower Cafe, but these are millennials who I guess are going to gravitate to newer spots.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are travel vloggers. What a great way of life they seem to have. And it was brought to you by Visit JACKSON, so no, 11:01, no outlet mall, which is in Rankin Co. But I hope they will come back and cover some spots in Madison County - Natchez Trace, trails, Reservoir, Renaissance for Koestler and Caet local restaurants. And hate they didn't cover Walker's in Fondren, but they hit other cool spots in that area. And Downtown, no Mayflower or King Edward or Lamar or Dickies. They could edit down the eating and cover more ground. Overall, very enjoyable to watch.

Mbrookes said...

I wish they had showed the wax museum upstairs at the Ironhorse. It is a not-very-widely-known treasure.

Anonymous said...

12:09....I love Iron Horse and have never had an issue. I eat there 6-8 times a year, day and night. Not every black person you see walking down the street is a homeless murderer.

Anonymous said...

12:20...I can go along with Memphis. But NOLA? Come on man! Its the food capital of north America.

Anonymous said...

Andy Warhol warned us a long time ago. In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.

Anonymous said...

@12:20 only eats at Willie's Chicken Shack when they go to New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm hungry but I'm on a PB&J budget. Nice post.

Anonymous said... need to get out more, overpriced tacos, fake tapas and overdone BBQ do not a culinary destination make.

Anonymous said...

What about the brick-covered Applebees and Chili's in Madison?

You know, over there in the Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's tri-plex?

Anonymous said...

1:43- Who said the homeless people I saw were black? Hmmm, you sure are projecting your racism. Please stop.

Also, yes, they (both black and white) were homeless. Wandering around and sitting around. These people homeless.

And yes, I stand by what I say. Iron Horse is good, but Lumumba’s Utopia is not. It’s a sh*thole.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kingfish, but I take my dining advice from MISTER PANDA PANTS!

Scrum-diddly-umptious Ichiban Chinese Buffet!

Anonymous said...

Now I have to go to Iron Horse for lunch tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Heard Iron Horse is adding an outdoor patio.

Art Manly said...

Why do all milineals look and act like they're from Oregon or Vermont? No makeup, skinny jeans, fake accent, stressed-pronunciation, the faint smell of the inside of a Volvo trunk.

Anonymous said...

The Mayflower is so overrated! It is ok, but nothing to go crazy over. The few times I have eaten there, the food was bland, although decently to well-cooked.

OhNoMrBill said...

Art Manly because that's what it takes to appeal to the equally vacuous who spend endless hours watching their stupid 'Adventurer' videos on YouBoob.

Anonymous said...

FOIA the invoice KF to find out how much this paid placement by VisitJackson cost.

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