Fondren businesses took the top spots for best new restaurant, best fine dining, best sweet shop, best kid-friendly restaurant, best bookstore, and best stationery shop. Image: Mississippi Magazine

The readers of Mississippi Magazine have spoken for another year and their favorites from around the state have been named to the 2017 July/August “Best Of Mississippi” issue.

A bit closer to home, Fondren businesses took the top spots for best new restaurant (Barrelhouse), best fine dining (Walker’s Drive-In), best sweet shop (Campbell’s Bakery), best kid-friendly restaurant (Sal & Mookie’s), best bookstore (Lemuria Books) and best stationery shop (Fresh Ink).

Another nearly two-dozen received an honorable mention on the “M List.”

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners in Fondren!

M List:
Best Sandwich – Barrelhouse – Cuban
Best appetizer – Babalu Tapas & Tacos – guacamole; Barrelhouse – Tuna Poké Nachos
Best Tamales – Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Best Pizza – Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
Best Burger – Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Best Breakfast – Broadstreet Bakery
Best Barbecue – The Pig & Pint
Best Other Ethnic Food – Aladdin Mediterranean Grill
Best Seafood – Saltine Oyster Bar
Best Outdoor Dining – Babalu Tapas & Tacos; Walker’s Drive-In
Best Deli – Broadstreet Bakery
Best Sweet Shop – La Brioche Patisserie
Best Coffee Shop – Cups, an espresso Café
Best Performing Arts Venue – Duling Hall
Best Reception Hall – Duling Hall
Best Fine Antiques – Antique Shops of Jackson
Best Art Gallery – Brown’s Fine Art & Framing
Best Clothing Consignment – Orange Peel
Best Bridal Shop – The Bridal Path
Best Mother-of-the-Bride – The Bridal Path

See the full list here