Sunday, October 25, 2009

Buttercup - Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The Buttercup
112 North Second Street
By St. Louis, MS
Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days but
check because they may close on Mondays.

By Jane Feehan

Yellow is sunshine and so is Buttercup. This little place, painted yellow, with yellow top tables is a cheerful eatery that serves up a darn good breakfast and lunch either indoors or out.

Omelets are made with fresh, not frozen, ingredients and their whole wheat bread is baked on site. There’s also French toast and other typical breakfast fare, including egg sandwiches on their homemade bread.

Lunch is also a treat with veggie panini, chicken salad on a croissant, and an array of other sandwiches, tasty salads, soups and burgers to choose from. There’s a wonderful selection of cookies baked daily that go nicely with the Blue Bell ice cream they serve.

This restaurant, only a few blocks from the water where many buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, heralds better times ahead for Bay St. Louis. Like the flowers that sprung up one by one after the storm, Buttercup is one of several businesses that are attracting visitors back to this quaint little town. Grab a book at the new Bay Books and walk back to have an enjoyable meal for about $10.

Buttercup displays the work of local artists, which adds to the atmosphere of the place.It’s open until 8 p.m. on “Second Saturday,” held once a month when the retailers stay open and festivities draw Bay St. Louisians to their downtown – rising like a phoenix from destruction. As I’ve written before about this pretty town, boom times beckon Bay St. Louis. © 2009 All rights reserved.

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