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1019 Government St., Ste. D, Ocean Springs
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Mon-Thurs, 3-10 p.m.
Fri-Sat, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sun, 11 a.m. until end of games
When I think of sushi, I almost instinctively think of a sports bar. Don’t you? Okay, so maybe they
aren’t the two most common things one could pair together. Luckily, Brandon Brinkley, founder and
owner of Spoonwater Sushi Bar and Grill, decided to buck the traditional approach of sushi and a sports bar, combining these two elements to make something truly magical.
Aptly named after the water utilized to keep sushi rice moist and easy to use, Spoonwater is a fusion of two of Brinkley’s favorite things: sushi and sports. His near 30 years of experience in the restaurant and sports bar industry have helped him build an impressive resume that has laid a rock- solid foundation for Spoonwater’s current success.
Spoonwater’s bar is fully stocked with an impressive selection of bourbon and handcrafted cocktails.
If you dare, order an Ocean Springs Swamp Water, one of Brinkley’s personal creations, featuring a layer of Chambord, Midori and Jägermeister.
It is not for the faint of heart. A recent and welcomed addition to Spoonwater
is the draft bar, which features a rotating selection of seasonal and local craft beers.
Enjoy your cocktail or freshly poured draft with a Spoonwater appetizer. The housemade wontons are amazing! Diced jalapenos and green onions are folded into a cream cheese mixture that is nestled into a wanton wrapper and deep fried. These crunchy wontons are served with a sweet chili sauce and while they are meant to
be shared, you totally don’t have to.
If you are ready to go straight to the sushi, order the house sashimi that showcases four pieces each of fresh raw salmon, tuna, and yellowtail. You can taste the freshness and it is a great way to kickstart your meal.
Specialty rolls are on point at Spoonwater. There is a great selection of freshly made handcrafted rolls featuring only the best ingredients. Sushi Chef Dennis has been rolling out impeccable rolls for over 10 years and prides himself on the little details that become the focal point of his sushi. Years of experience have taught him that people can be incredibly picky when it comes to their sushi, with
Winter 2023
story and photos by Kimberly C. Rasmussen

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