A couple of weeks ago while on the Gulf coast, I had a lovely lunch with a friend at Phoenicia Gourmet, a Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi which my sister had suggested. Had I known how good it was going to be I would have taken pictures, made note of our charming waiter’s name, and brought along a bottle of wine to share as the restaurant does not serve alcohol.
Ours was a late lunch and the restaurant was empty save for a few lingering diners. The dining room was sunny and bright with a classic look –white table cloths, mirrors, a black and white tile floor and cobalt blue accents. My friend Jan and I both ordered salads — Greek for her and fattouch for me. I also ordered the falafel — a wise decision. It was some of the best falafel I’ve ever eaten! Nicely seasoned and fried with a good crust, it was perfect with my salad. The meal also included pita bread and baba ghanuj. Sometimes ordering a salad for lunch can be a bit dispiriting to me. This was not one of those times.
I will absolutely go back. The prices are reasonable. The corkage fee is $5. Go and enjoy!
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