Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lizzy's Cafe - Pass Christian, Mississippi -CLOSED

Lizzy’s Cafe
124 Davis Ave. (off Hwy 90, turn at the Hancock Bank)
Pass Christian, MS
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday: Tapas 5 -10 p.m.
Saturday: BBQ 5-10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Lizzy’s is a cheerful eatery with plenty of promise for a good time. The old house the restaurant occupies was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Since then, it has been renovated and moved to within eyeshot of the Mississippi Sound by its new owner who also runs the Mockingbird Café in Bay St. Louis.

With an eclectic bill of fare, Lizzy’s aims to please. Portions are large, food is fresh and there is an interesting variety of items on the breakfast (served all day), lunch and dinner menus. I ordered their version of a Greek salad – loaded with olives, Feta cheese and smoked turkey – and wasn’t disappointed.

Breakfast features blueberry pancakes, banana brioche French toast, grits, omelets, and other egg items. Salads, sandwiches and burgers highlight the lunch menu and the Friday evening tapas choice offers Bruschetta, seared scallops, salmon salad, pan-sauteed crab cakes – even crawfish and shrimp tacos. The fussy eater wouldn’t have a problem finding something here.

Lizzy's works hard to attract the locals with porch-side music on Friday evenings when tapas are served and on Saturday BBQ nights. An occasional evening is set aside for sushi lovers. Wine by the glass or bottle is available as is beer. Latte and cappuccino are also served.

This café may not look like much on the outside, but the interior is stylish with its stark white walls embellished with local art, polished hardwood floors and brightly painted royal blue or aqua chairs. No country road stop, Lizzy’s provides sophisticated food and atmosphere at a reasonable price. Children’s menu available. Lizzy’s is a welcome sign of Pass Christian Hurricane Katrina recovery. Service: good. ©2009 All rights reserved.

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