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Help! Parlor Market alternative in Jackson?

I've been looking forward to my upcoming trip to Jackson for a number of reasons, one of which was the chance to eat dinner at Parlor Market again. But I'm only there one night -- and I just realized that PM won't be open -- it's a Monday.

So after I finished sobbing quietly into my hands, I started looking for an alternative that will make me as happy as Parlor Market, but that's open on Mondays. I would love any recommendations for either a farm-to-table restaurant like Parlor Market, or else something on the other end of the spectrum -- a hole-in-the-wall BBQ or Southern cooking place. Doesn't need to be fancy, just good.

Thanks in advance!

Dec 07, 2012
lrtivol in Central South

Please help! Post-divorce happy hour venue ideas? divorce will be final in a few weeks, and that evening I'd like to gather a small group of the amazing friends who have helped me get through the last difficult year (maybe 10-12 people altogether). I'm thinking a happy hour-type thing would be best. I'm having trouble coming up with the perfect venue, though. I'm looking for something:

--Centrally located -- close to Metro Center or Gallery Place would be ideal.
--Quiet enough that we can hear ourselves talk but not so quiet that we can't have fun. And not insanely crowded on a Thursday evening.
--Casual, but with character (so for instance, NOT Elephant and Castle).
--Reasonably priced -- I'll buy the first round or two and some appetizers for sharing, but I don't want to break the bank.

Thanks in advance for any ideas...

Christmas dinner in Baltimore?

Help! I'm needing to arrange a super-nice Christmas Day dinner in Baltimore that will really feel festive. In prior years, we've gone to the Mayflower Hotel in DC for a Christmas meal, which was just the right amount of swanky/special -- we're looking for something along those lines, just in Baltimore. What we are trying to avoid is a sterile hotel restaurant -- we did that once and it was just depressing. Any advice? Thanks in advance!

Cocktail newbie seeks help scaling up recipe

Thanks, brendastarlet -- great idea. I'll break out the blender!

Oct 22, 2007
lrtivol in Spirits

Cocktail newbie seeks help scaling up recipe

So I'm throwing a party for some friends who are moving to Newport, RI and I thought: what better drink to serve than a Rhode Island cocktail (see recipe below)? Thing is, I need to make it in large quantities (I'll need several pitchers' worth) and this recipe involves muddling, straining, etc. What do you think, is it going to be a major headache to make this recipe in quantity? I'm grateful for any advice!


Rhode Island Red
Bar Chef Vincenzo Marianella of Providence - Los Angeles, CA
Adapted by

Yield: 1 Serving


6 fresh raspberries
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce agave nectar
1½ ounces Gran Centenario Plata Tequila (100% Agave)
½ ounce Chambord
Ginger beer, preferably Bundaberg
Citrus zest, for garnish


Muddle raspberries with lemon juice and agave nectar in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila and Chambord. Shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass with crushed ice and top up with ginger beer.

Oct 22, 2007
lrtivol in Spirits