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Eating Out on Easter: Eat Jackson’s Guide!

Eating Out on Easter: Eat Jackson’s Guide!

Easter weekend 2017 is upon us, and it’s also highly anticipated by many here in the Deep South as a celebration of spring food and warmer weather. Lucky for Jackson, lots of local establishments have special menus for Easter brunch and other family-friendly activities all weekend long to help you celebrate.

Who’s Open for Easter Sunday Brunch & Lunch?

Babalu Tacos & Tapas in Fondren will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Easter King Cake at Broad Street

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar in Highland Village is one of Jackson’s favorite brunch spots; we bet Easter Sunday will be no different. Lunch service begins at 11 a.m. We recommend arriving early to avoid the peak crowds. Their sister restaurants Sal & Mookie’s and Broad Street Baking Company will also be open on Easter Sunday. BRAVO! and Broad Street will close at their regular time. Sal and Mookie’s will close at 3 p.m.

CHAR Restaurant in Highland Village will serve Easter Sunday brunch, but only limited reservations remain available. Don’t miss out by calling 601.956.9562. For fans of the savory, CHAR makes a mean Chicken & Waffle and Steak Benedict.

The Gathering at Livingston will offer Easter Dining for lunch and supper on Easter Sunday, a destination dining experience to enjoy and unwind with family and friends. Lunch will be served 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, and supper will be served 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Saltine Oyster Bar will be offering a special brunch menu on Easter Sunday that includes flounder roulade, roasted rabbit, smoked salmon benedict, and flounder ravioli The restaurant will open for brunch at 11 a.m. Walk-ins only.

Bloody Mary Bar at Table 100

Bloody Mary Bar at Table 100

Seafood R’evolution in Ridgeland will be serving a Blues Brunch on Easter Sunday with specials including a Wood Oven Frittata with Crab Salad for $28 and Double Cut Bone-In Pork Chop with Molasses Glaze and Smoked Apple Sweet Potato Puree for $38.

Table 100 in Flowood will serve lunch on Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., including their delicious Table 100 Signature Eggs Benedict. Oh, and the Bloody Mary Bar… Reservations highly recommended.

Other Easter Must-Haves

Sweet Easter treats at Campbell’s Bakery in Fondren and Madison

Do not pass go until you’ve stopped at Logan Farms in Maywood Mart to pick up your Easter honey glazed ham along with side dishes and salads to stock your kitchen for an easy clean-up weekend. No pre-order required for meats, just stop by the store on the Northside Drive side of Maywood Mart and someone will help you pick the perfect ham or turkey to feed your crowd.

Celebrate Easter with fresh-baked cookies from Broad Street Bakery in festive Easter shapes. Order one of their original Almond Cream Cheese King Cakes in festive Easter colors. They’re also baking up Hot Cross Buns all week – grab ’em before they’re gone for the year!

Campbell’s Bakery now has two convenient locations in Fondren and Madison for you to get your teacake, cupcake or petit four fix just in time for Easter weekend. First come, first pick of fresh baked items in the case only now thru Easter. Cupcakes topped with a festive peep, anyone?

La Brioche Patisserie in Fondren is the home of a more grown-up Easter weekend sugar fix. From their stunning cakes decorated for Easter to the rainbow array of macarons, gift boxed and ready for giving, there is treasure trove of sweet treats awaiting you inside the patisserie on Fondren Corner.

Lemon Meringue Tart from La Brioche

Nandy’s Candy is your shop for all your Easter Basket candies! Among our favorites are the peanut butter and chocolate eggs and the beautiful hand molded rabbits that are truly a work of art. Nandy’s also has sugar eggs and will write the recipients name on the egg, a truly memorable part of any child’s basket. A holiday wonderland, don’t miss this stop when you’re out and about this week!

On Saturday, April 15, take the family to enjoy the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum presented by the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board. From 10 am – 2 pm, enjoy carousel and train rides and lots of other entertainment as well as free hotdogs, photos with the Easter bunny, egg dying, face painting and lots of games and activities all culminating in a giant egg hunt for ages 12 and under beginning at noon. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children aged 3-18. Children under 3 are free. This sounds like too much fun to miss, so kick off your Easter weekend in style at this grand event!

Beef Tenderloin Sliders available only during Happy Hour daily at Ely's Restaurant in Ridgeland.

Beef Tenderloin Sliders available only during Happy Hour daily at Ely’s Restaurant in Ridgeland.

For another option on Saturday, how about the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Mad Hatter Tea Party featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland.” Attendees should wear their Easter best, and they’ll learn proper tea party etiquette and get to watch a scene from the story. Children will learn some science behind egg-dying and exercise their senses with a tea-tasting activity and more. Free with general admission of $10 per person and free for museum members.

Need an adult’s only happy hour escape on Friday or Saturday? How about sneaking over to intimate bar at Ely’s Restaurant. Happy hour is 4-6 daily. During those two hours only, you can snag one of the best-kept secrets in the metro, their Beef Tenderloin Slider with sautéed onions, horseradish mayo and are served with house cut kennebec fries. Pair it with a carefully crafted Manhattan to start your weekend in style.

Happy Easter, y’all!