Saturday, October 10, 2009

Trapani's Eatery - Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

833 Highway 90, Suite 3
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: –11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Ask a Bay St. Louisian where their favorite place in town is to dine, and they’ll tell you Trapani’s. Just a few miles from the Louisiana state line, Trapani’s is heavily influenced by the New Orleans food culture – and that’s a good thing for foodies.

This place has it all – po’ boys, muffalattas, pasta, steaks, eggplant dishes for vegetarians and a good selection of seafood. When available,trout is served. On a recent visit, I ordered stuffed soft shell crabs in a light cream sauce with fresh mushrooms and a side of angel hair pasta. Perfectly seasoned, this dish was tastebud bliss.

A lot is revealed about a restaurant by the salad that's served and Trapani’s makes a good one. It was chilled, made with crispy fresh greens and topped with a tasty blue cheese dressing. Memorable dining is all about first impressions, and for me, a salad is an important one.

Hurricane Katrina knocked Trapani’s original beach side place down but they didn’t waste much time after the storm to open on Highway 90. They plan to move back to the beach soon - probably by early 2012. It will be a two-story building with a view of Bay St. Louis. Service: Excellent. Child's menu available.

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