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  Mangiamo Italian Restaurant.
New Restaurants Are Swinging Their Doors Open Up and Down the Gulf Coast
If you’re looking for new and exciting restaurants, bistros, and cafés to try this spring, look no further than Coastal Mississippi.
The Secret Coast was already home to countless eateries scattered up and down the 62 miles of coastal communities, and now an array of fresh restaurants are thriving and ready for you to take a bite out of their menus.
If cajun cuisine with a coastal flare is what you’re craving, hop in a boat or jump in a car and head over to Bacchus on the Bayou in Ocean Springs. The restaurant opened in mid-February and features specialties
of handcrafted cocktails, the freshest Gulf seafood
and oysters, and a signature pork chop. Bacchus has everything to satisfy your taste buds and with a gorgeous coastal view from an outdoor patio with marine access
– you might never want to leave. And if you're in Pass Christian, check out its sister restaurant, Bacchus on the Beach, for the same great flavors and atmosphere.
The newly renovated Under the Oak Café at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville reopened in December and aims to give guests a magical, whimsical feel while dining under the relaxing oak tree. The hearty menu selection for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, will have you enjoying comfort food classics and traditional southern entrees in an expanded café with a brand-new kitchen. And the décor now features bright yellow, black, and white checks, flowers, and multiple patterns for an enchanting new look and feel.
On a lighter side, the upscale restaurant Radish opened in late 2022 in the heart of downtown Long Beach,
gives homage to the agricultural spirit of the Coast and highlights the unlikely connection between the charming coastal town and the humble root vegetable that put it on the map. Head Chef William Rester uses traditional
techniques and preparation styles to cultivate ingredient- driven dishes that showcase fresh, authentic farm-to-
table flavors. Entrees include an array of sandwiches and burgers that uniquely showcase
the radish as well as a full cocktail menu.
photos courtesy of Coastal Mississippi Radish.
story by
Cherie Ward
Restaurant in
Gulfport also
opened in late
2022 and has
dazzled the
Coast with a
vast menu that
combines Italian cuisine and fresh Gulf seafood favorites. The delightful collaboration features pasta dishes of Seafood Lasagna and Penne a la Vodka, large Italian- themed entrees, and, of course, pizzas. And you know what that means – L’Appetito Vien Mangiando.
So whatever type of cuisine you’re craving you can bet it’s no longer a secret in Coastal Mississippi.

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