Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Robert St. John’s Restaurants

WHEN? Wednesday · September 10

WHERE? Hattiesburg, Mississippi · find us on the map

WHY? Lunchtime ... and we were hongry

After agreeing ahead of time where to have lunch on our way back to Alabama, we discovered that Crescent City Grill was one of two restaurants in the building. A quick walk through Purple Parrot Cafe landed us at our destination. Both restaurants are owned by Mississippi food aficionado Robert St. John.Dual restaurant sign
We were quickly seated at a booth with a view to the outside patio, and our server Kelly arrived shortly thereafter. We couldn't have asked for a better server, who seemed to have one section of her brain completely devoted to what was available from their menu.

We chose the Mahi Mahi, with Wendell's being grilled and Mae Dean's being blackened. Everything, particularly the salads, were very delicious. We arrived with a good appetite, but couldn't finish the generous portions that were served, and there was certainly no room for dessert.

Robert St. John's Celebrity Chef-ness extends beyond the local region. Wendell already followed St. John's newspaper columns on food, and he has many published cookbooks, at least three of those in collaberation with other people we are fans of — Marshall Ramsey and Wyatt Waters.

We are looking forward to using some of St. John's recipes and possibly purchasing some of his cookbooks.

Our photos may help you recognize the restaurants located at 3810 Hardy Street:

Robert St. John's Restaurants
on flickr

By the way, St. John owns restaurants in Meridian, Mississippi as well.

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