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206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House opening downtown Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – After nearly three years of running Southern Steak & Fish, owner Blake Estes has decided to go in another direction. He closed the restaurant on Industrial Road over the weekend, but is opening a new restaurant in about three weeks. It will be called 206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House. It will ...

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STEAK WARS 2 — MM Shapley’s – second of 2 restaurants with a common history – opens

MM Shapley’s opened Monday night. The steak and seafood restaurant had been known simply as Shapley’s for 20 years. That is a name associated with some of the finest dining in metro Jackson. MM Shapley’s is in the very same place, tucked into a New Orleans-style garden at No. 868 on Centre Street, which meanders northward from County Line Road ...

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Rene Bajeux named Executive Chef at Reunion Golf & Country Club

French Chef Rene Bajeux will lead the culinary team at Reunion Golf & Country Club when the 33,000 square foot, $15 million clubhouse opens this summer. Bajeux, who joins Reunion from New Orlean’s Dickie Brennan restaurants, where he was the Chef In Residence at all four restaurants, including the Palace Cafe. Bajeux was born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine, France, He ...

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STEAK WARS — Koestler Prime strikes first

An hour after the city of Ridgeland issued its last permit to the restaurant mid-afternoon last Thursday, Scott and Julie Koestler decided – what the heck – let’s open tonight. And so they did. Julie posted it on Facebook. But it was not like there was  a complete  surprise to the opening of Koestler Prime in Renaissance at Colony Park. ...

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Joshua Stambaugh appointed to Dave’s Triple B Restaurant

Joshua Stambaugh has been appointed to Front of House Manager at Dave’s Triple B Restaurant in Jackson. Stambaugh started his restaurant as a teenager at Newk’s in Ridgeland. When Chef David Raines served as Executive Chef during the first year of Seafood R’evolution, Stambaugh was brought in to assist with the wine cellar. When Dave’s Triple B: The Butcher, The ...

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McDonald’s restaurants expect to hire 4,500 in Mississippi this summer

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 4,500 restaurant employees in Mississippi to better serve customers this busy season. This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program, ...

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Pitbull to open Miami-themed lounge on Mississippi coast

Rapper Pittbull is going to Mississippi to open a new a Miami-themed lounge inspired by his Florida hometown. News outlets report that Armando Christian Perez, whose stage name is Pitbull, will be at the opening of the iLov305 Nightlife and Cocktail Lounge inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The hotel says in a statement that two days of festivities ...

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