Friday, September 26, 2008

4th Excursion of Delta Diners: Bourbon Mall, Bourbon, MS

I am forced into premature blogging by The Ware House's mention of this website in association with last night's Delta Diners excursion. I wouldn't want to disappoint my loyal fan base.

Personally, I loved the stop in Leland for a CLEAN bathroom and restocking of the cooler. Here are the reasons I loved it:

1) we had to be buzzed in the door (someone look up the crime rate in Leland, MS and prepare a cost benefit analysis for a remotely controlled door)
2) live minnows for sale

3) no sales tax and proof that Rob does know how to stock a cooler (look, Todd!)

4) several men having a in depth conversation under a display of fishing poles

5) they shut out the lights while several Delta Diners were still inside using the facilities

6) a VW beetle covered in dirt and mud (nod to RH "you boys been muddin'?")

7) they serve Po Boys and Muffalettas (can we add this location to the Delta Diners list?)

Okay, onto the good stuff. Bourbon Mall exceeded expectations on so many fronts. We had an entertaining waitress who repeatedly coerced our laughter with tales of her daily exploits of extraordinary customer service. Also, of how her boss seems to have radar on when she accidentally says something inappropriate to the patrons. I think she sat us in the back room for just this reason. Right off she pegged Ned for as a problem child and warned him "you're mouth is going to get you in trouble." She bought us a basket of fried tamales for sampling, she upgraded my T-bone to a porterhouse at no additional charge and told me "just shut up about it" when I tried to thank her. I shamelessly shared my bounty with Kristen, who's dinner was delayed by the chicken breast selection, and Liz, who ordered the stuffed catfish, but still wanted steak. She was right to make a request, that slice of cow was so good, Rob and I felt the need to be thorough (see below). At least I draw the line at licking the plate (in public).

'Til next month's dinner, we leave the Delta as content Diners once again.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Movie Premiere in Downtown Vicksburg

I know you are skeptical of the title, but it really happened. The Ware House Lounge threw a red carpet bash for the DVD release of the Sex and the City Movie. We put on our unsensible shoes and hit the town on a Tuesday night. Pictures taken by the Ware House staff.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last Day of Summer

The perfect setting for lunch and mai tais with friends, thanks for the invite, Amy. Luckily in Mississippi, we have 6 more weeks of summer. At least.

Monday, September 15, 2008

And then they were done...

The last Vicksburg Farmers Market of the season was held on Saturday, and as you can see from the picture, things were really moving, even the tents! Ike brought us a nice breeze, but it caused some havoc on a nice Saturday morning. Thanks to all the farmers, Mary Beth, Kristen, Lamar, and everyone else who made the VFM a HUGE success in its first year.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Hope you are having a great birthday in Eastern Canada!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

VY hands off to Rookie Chris Johnson

Still waiting to hear about the extent of his knee injury, but Vince did a few things right before going down in the 4th, including getting the ball to Chris Johnson.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pat Green in Music City

Although he a few some songs bashing Nashville, I am glad that Music City reached out and gave him a record deal. Even better, he still plays small shows in great venues like City Hall, slightly larger than the Wormy Dog, where I saw him for the first time back in 1999. I was thrilled to be in attendance Saturday night, with Jenny, Rachael, and Laura. Pat played a few old songs, lots of his new ones, and put on a stellar performance. He has my vote for Entertainer of the Year.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Same post, 2 weeks later

Back from another overseas trip, and although exhausted, I find myself awake at 3 am. Of course, there is lots to keep me occupied, tracking Hurricane Gustav, reading magazines that have piled up since I left, and tearing through saved material on my DVR. I think DVR is a dream, perfect for the traveling soul who needs to see something familiar upon arriving home, in addition to the pile of mail and accumulated pet hair.