Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Foodies Get More at Cultivation Hall

The District at Eastover issued the following statement. 

Cultivation Food Hall, the state’s first food hall, recently announced two new vendors, Yuzu Ramen and Ariella’s Pasta Bar. Yuzu Ramen is the first true ramen concept in Mississippi, offering authentic ramen, made in-house by owner and chef, Connor Mize.  Ariella’s Pasta Bar is a new concept by Chef Alivia Ashburn-Townsend, to follow her first venture in the food hall, Ariella’s New York Delicatessen.

Ariella’s Pasta Bar
With her next concept, Ariella’s Pasta Bar, Chef Alivia Ashburn-Townsend offers classic, Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients and the simplicity that makes Italian food comforting. At the pasta bar, diners can build their own pasta dish or choose from classic pasta dishes such as Chicken Alfredo and Pasta Primavera, or house-made meatballs over pappardelle. The menu includes other Italian favorites such as tiramisu; a selection of salads and pasta salad; and a kids menu.

“Providing guests with the opportunity to build their own favorite pastas means we have the opportunity to please everyone,” said Ashburn-Townsend.

A self-proclaimed kid at heart, she calls the house-made Italian cream soda her favorite menu item, recalling, “It takes me mentally to a period of time of simplicity, with neighborhood soda shops and diners. My favorite food item is the red wine braised pork and pappardelle for two reasons.  First, the slow braised pork packs a ton of depth and flavor, and the second reason is the house made pappardelle pasta. It melts in your mouth. This dish will take you back to Nonna’s house.”

Ashburn-Townsend is excited to be serving one of her favorite cuisines.  "I decided to change concepts because I had given the people what they wanted,” she said.  “I felt it was time to give them what I love to prepare. This is my opportunity to give them me." 

For additional updates on Ariella’s Pasta Bar, follow @ariellaspastabar.

Yuzu Ramen
From Chef Connor Mize is Yuzu Ramen, the first true ramen concept in Mississippi. Mize says, “we take a lot of pride in being one of the very few shops in the region that make their own noodles by hand rather than outsourcing to some big company. We try to be as authentic as possible while at the same time trying to appeal to our western demographic.”
The Yuzu Ramen Menu is centered around Mize’s house-made Ramen bowls with vegan, gluten free and build-your-own-bowl options, as well as his signature Yuzu Bowl: pork belly, garlic, yuzu, soy, marinated egg and bamboo shoots. Mize offers a selection of buns—chicken, beef, pork or veggie served with your choice of Togarashi Mayo or Hoisin BBQ.  

Mize has honed his ramen-making throughout his career as a chef, stating, “Ramen originated in China as lomein then over several generations the Japanese took it and made it into the art form it is today. It is unique in Japanese cooking because there isn’t a written in stone set of dogmatic rules governing how it’s made like sushi and kaiseki,  or other styles of Japanese cuisine. That’s why I love it so much. It’s so free form.”

For more on Yuzu Ramen follow @yuzujackson.

Ariella’s Pasta Bar and Yuzu Ramen are open in Cultivation Food Hall, Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cultivation Food Hall showcases a carefully curated collection of eight boutique restaurant concepts and a classic, craft cocktail bar including Ariella’s Pasta Bar, Atlas, Bocca Pizzeria, Fête au Fête, Gold Coast Bar, Il Lupo Coffee, Poké Stop, Whisk Crêperie and Yuzu Ramen.  For vendors, the food hall represents the ultimate platform to grow a food brand and build consumer exposure. 

Cultivation Food Hall is located on the ground floor of the BankPlus Building in The District at Eastover at 1200 Eastover Drive, Suite 125 Jackson, MS 39211.  The food hall offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a dedicated event space, and both indoor and outdoor seating. 

For additional updates on Cultivation Food Hall, follow @cultivationjxn on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Anonymous said...

Going to finally visit Cultivation for that Yuzu Ramen. Been to Japan a half dozen times and I miss legit ramen. You normies are going to have to listen to me slurp.


Anonymous said...

YUZU was awesome. Got it on sunday.

Anonymous said...

Terrible food

No real noodles

Jackson sucks


Anonymous said...

The braised pork over pasta at Ariella's is really, really good. Trying the ramen next.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jackson sucks. But a I know the secret to safety. Travel in packs with your friends. Everyone without a criminal record should have a firearm permit by now. Safety in numbers. Enjoy the nightlife. If the criminal element threatens y'alls personal safety then you get to be the Batman.

Anonymous said...

My only complaint...those damn metal chairs hurt to sit in. Oh course, that keeps the malingerers from sitting around all day.

Anonymous said...

I live in Waterstone near the district. Your obviously a hillbilly. It's people like you that struggle in the real world. Your probably going to call me some snob bc I live in NE Jackson and have 3 kids at prep and so do my neighbors. Get some real perspective of life as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Does your Subaru Outback have bulletproof glass? My buddy from Florence just helped me install custom bullet proof plates into the doors of my lifted Tahoe.
I'm feeling pretty safe cruising in the real world now.

Anonymous said...


I'm 7:12. I'm not a hillbilly and I doubt you're a snob because I know the difference between your and you're and you obviously do not.

Anonymous said...

I can get 10 packs of Ramen Noodles for a dollar. That's all I need.

Ophelia said...

Oh, dear, you nimrod @ 5:35, I must ask: what is a “librard”?

Truly, citizens, if you are going to try and be funny (quite difficult!) you simply must, MUST check your spelling and grammar before you publish your little assays at humor. You can have no idea how lame and stupid you appear, when you don’t.

Anonymous said...


You are the problem.

You paid $650,000 for a house in a gated community.

You make way too much money because you spend $50,000 a year in after tax dollars to educate your kids.

How dare you post here amongst plebeians.

See....you vote for Trump but Trump ppl actually believe the above.

So soon your grave will be dug with white trump shovels....as odd as that sounds.


Anonymous said...

People like 5:35 patrol JJ like flies and post negative crap about Jackson every chance they get. He hasn't been to this establishment and probably hasn't been in Jackson for years. More than likely has not left his keyboard in Utica for over 24 hours and spends every waking hour arguing with people on JJ and all the "Let's Talk" forums on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

10:39 uses stereotypes to disagree with people who use stereotypes.

Anonymous said...

Hey...isn't this post about food? I spent quite a bit of time in Japan as well and miss the food --- I look forward to tying out the new offerings.

Anonymous said...

I just HAVE to meet the person at 8:27 who lives in a gated subdivision in a dying city, conflates "your" with "you're," spontaneously brags about overpaying to send their kids to a declining seg academy ...

... then tells strangers to "get some perspective of life as a whole."

Anonymous said...

I'm actually from Miami and my parents are Dominican in fact. Are you familiar with that island? Put myself through college playing baseball at U of Miami a great university and medical program. So don't preach to me about white or any other presumption that you may have. Unlike you I had to sink or swim from a young age and I appreciate this country for what it has provided for me u.like you that just takes America for granted because it's all you know. I'm 46 years old and I'm thankful for everything I've accomplished in life and I'm thankful my dad worked 2 jobs one as a carpenter and one as a bartender on weekends and my mom cleaned rooms at a high-end hotel near west Kendall Miami area.

Anonymous said...

7:12PM here. I made the original snarky remark.

However, Kingfish didn't approve my reply about bulletproofing my Tahoe in Florence at 9:00pm last night. So I never attempted another comment.

So 9:37am from Miami, you are arguing with someone completely different than me. Just wanted to let you know.

Anonymous said...

Hang on just a minute. I'm making up a really cool and compelling profile about myself so I can throw it back at someone on here.....someone about whom I know absolutely nothing.

That'll make me look really good, and I'll win the "argument," right?

Oh man, this is gonna be GREAT!

Anonymous said...

I read this blog religiously and the comments I see sometimes are hilarious, fun and informative! Some of you take this shigity far to serious. Lighten up and enjoy the news and the comments!!!

Thanks Kangfish you make my day!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, well 9:37, I also know my share of hardship.

My granddaddy was a roustabout who came over on a steamer from County Cork. And I paid my way through Harvard scrubbing floors and doing gigolo work for frustrated female professors. And I built my law practice from nothing by literally prying open the backs of moving ambulances to throw my business cards at injured patients.

But I damn sure never went to the comments section on a blog to spontaneously brag about how much I pay to send my kids to the second best seg academy in town.

Mbrookes said...

I had such high hopes for the Commissary, but alas, there are no gluten free options and I have to eat gluten free due to Celiac Disease. There are a few options that are listed as gluten free, but upon investigation I learned all foods are prepared in a common kitchen, which is full of wheat flour. Greatly disappointed!

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ December 11, 2019 at 9:37 AM

Hell, I believe you because why go through all that to make a post. You gave your demographic background to reinforce why you are comfortable with the area.

But I'm curious, how the hell did you end up in Mississippi and why did you stay? You got trapped like the rest of us carpet baggers, married a person from here? LOL!

Anonymous said...

I married a girl from Mississippi and I ended up working at a surgery center here. Jackson is like a hole. It sucks you in. Actually Mississippi is a much slower pace of life and I found that refreshing. Miami in the city is way more expensive as well. Plus the demand for physicians is greater here.

Anonymous said...

Saltines has been offering authentic ramen on Monday's for some time. Different theme each week.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ December 11, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Funny tidbit my mother's side of the family (Bahamian) are from Miami, so I spent a lot of time down there myself.

The cost of living has gone through the roof down there. Of course, the trade-off is less culture here as you can obviously tell by the aforementioned comments, but it does suck you in because you hope to see this place turn it around.

It's damn near like chasing the proverbial dangling carrot because so many people are o.k. with the status quo and conditions of the state.

Glad to have you here

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:53.

If you shop around, sometimes you can get 10 packs of Ramen Noodles for about 60 cents.

Once Costo opens in Ridgeland, I'm sure you can find even cheaper noodles.

But back on topic, I don't like sitting in those metal chairs either.

Anonymous said...

To all of the ignorant gaijin co complaining about the metal chairs. Just sit on the floor. That's how they do it in glorious Nippon

Enola Gay said...

"To all of the ignorant gaijin co complaining about the metal chairs. Just sit on the floor. That's how they do it in glorious Nippon"


In my best Mister Rodgers voice, I ask . . .

Can you say Fat Man and Little Boy ?
I thought you could.

Anonymous said...

@ December 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM

I get notifications from Saltine's on Ramen night, their creations have been too whacky for me.

Now if there is one thing I wish I could find around Jackson, is some good ol' New Orleans style Yaka Mein soup! No one makes it around here, but there are plenty of folks that have tried it down there.

Anonymous said...

Cultivation Hall is a great addition to Jackson. It offers something for almost every taste.

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