The coffee and pastry lovers of Koinonia Coffee House transformed a dilapidated building into a cozy home complete with shiny wood floors, comfortable armchairs, and fresh baked goods. Guests are met with the aromas of brewed coffee and freshly baked loaves of focaccia bread. They can sink teeth into turkey clubs or egg sandwiches in between sips of orange creams or mint-white-chocolate-chip smoothies.
Licensed massage therapist Monika Sandifer-Wilson knows every massage style in the book, and is as skillful at lymphatic-drainage massages as she is at therapeutic and deep-tissue modalities. In addition to the aforementioned services, she also offers couples massages, which incorporate soothing add-ons such as sugar scrubs, aromatherapy, and the application of skin-softening paraffin wax on the hands and feet.
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Fresh dough flattens into a circle, crackling gently and browning slightly from heat. This from-scratch tortilla forms the base for the dishes on the Jaco's Tacos menu. Vegetables and meats, which have never been frozen or even seen snow, load up each wrapper, giving it the shape of a burrito, taco, or fajita. Mojave pork and grilled shrimp festoon mexican pizzas built on the warm tortillas and smothered in traditional ingredients. On tables, cool rings of condensation form, ghosts of where margaritas rested. Chatter rises up, past exposed-brick walls and a perimeter of greenery, which converts carbon dioxide from the open windows into oxygen and compliments from botanists. On select evenings, live music thrums beneath the din of conversation and the crunching of crispy tortillas.
Fried green tomatoes, cheese grits, and other classic Southern sides jazz up plates of upscale fare at The Copper Iris Catering Company, named for a metallically hued spring flower native to the Mississippi coastline. Sunlight streams through broad, front windows by day, and music performances send sound bouncing off the historic building's exposed brick walls on many nights. When not working together on the latest iteration of the seasonally rotating menu, owner Jonathan Lee and chef Olivia White often appear in person to advise guests on which dishes will best match their self-provided beverages—Copper Iris is BYOB—or carefully coordinated napkin rings.
Nominated for Metromix Jackson's Best Lunch, Beatty St. Grocery's vintage environs bestow bellies with 100% beef burgers, buffalo chicken wings, breakfast plates, and po' boys. The grills gracing the humble home-style eatery sear meaty mounds such as the 8-ounce Super Beatty beef burger ($3), which journeys from open flame to plate, collecting juices, seasonings, and souvenir spoons along its way. Hard-working appetites demanding a raise can upgrade to 16 ounces of pure beef burger ($4.50), and stomachs seeking a snack can sustain on the 4-ounce jumbo ($2.25) or the 2-ounce small burger ($1.50). Traditional po' boys parlay a little Louisiana onto a plate with options such as sausage, ham, pepper steak, catfish, and shrimp ($4.99), grilled-cheese sandwiches bring the kiss of the grill to the meatless set ($2.50), and the chicken-fried-steak sandwich sings of home from the comforts of its bread ($3.50).