Have we ever done this before? Have we ever visited the same restaurant three times in only ten days?
Our time along the Gulf Coast is coming to an end and there are meals uneaten. There is the steakhouse in Gulfport, the all-you-can-eat fried chicken buffet (or boo-fay as some in the Philadelphia area pronounce it), the pub in Biloxi with the ten ounce burgers, and—if you are in the mood for a burger—the burger in Gulfport that was named as U.S.A. Today’s “Best in Mississippi.”
But our choice for our final meal was a no-brainer. It would be a return to Taranto’s for more of their wonderful seafood.
That we would share an order of the fried oysters was a given, and these were as plump and juicy as they were on our two previous visits.
Just when we thought we were full, our server Cindy asked if we had ever tried their bread pudding. (You remember Cindy. We posted her photo along with her daughter Shug on our earlier Taranto’s blog.)
Again, a 5.0 Addie meal. Taranto’s may indeed be a dive, but some of our best meals have been eaten in dives.
To review the role of Adler and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.
Before leaving the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we took a drive through the Gulfport Harbor Square Commercial Historic District.
Restoration work has been underway for about five years on several landmark structures.
When I saw the building, I was more interested in the remaining evidence of its signage. I later learned about the building itself and its inclusion in this district.
The restoration work is a combination of the facade grant program and a significant investment by private developers.
We now head to Nashville.