Hewn from fresh slabs of beef and pork, Pigskin BBQ's sauce-laden briskets and pulled-pork sandwiches sit deliciously alongside Mississippi catfish, St. Louis–style ribs, and fried chicken on an extensively meaty menu. The kitchen team stacks combo sandwiches ($6.99–8.49) high with meat slow-cooked in marinade and served alongside two 8-ounce sides such as homemade fries, fried okra, or potato salad. Diners can forego handhelds and order meat by the plate to dig forks directly into piles of smoked chicken ($9.99), or simply tear into sandwiches with spoons. Patrons can taste the freshness achieved by the eatery’s refusal to use frozen meats by sinking incisors into half slabs of ribs ($12.99), which come off the smoker in batches around noon and 5 p.m. to suffuse patrons’ palates with fully smoky flavor. While pouring saucy goodness down their gullets, visitors can also pour mental photos of the ubiquitous football décor lining the restaurant’s walls down their seeing apparatuses.
It's quiet in Aqua the Day Spa. No cell phones or pagers are allowed to remain active in either of the two locations, so all you hear is your pulse slowing to a steady, soothing beat and the tiny noises made as expert hands open bottles of designer beauty products. Open since 1998, owners Susan and Ralph Barnette struck the right, Enya-like chord in 2003, when they first earned the title of Best Day Spa in the Jackson Free Press's annual "Best Of" roundup. The team of aestheticians and massage therapists have swept that title every year since, deflating the competition in proportion to lifting spirits. Paraben-free Skin Authority and scented Tokyomilk tonics nourish skin with vitamin-rich Moroccan clay and soothing mango, or exfoliate dead cells with bamboo salves scented with ylang-ylang. The staff's nimble hands blend these into custom treatments, including those to combat aging and the strange shadows creeping over men's skin, and work aromatherapeutic elixirs into muscles with nine different massage modalities. OPI and Shellac nail polish transform hands and feet into fashion accessories, a project helped along by smoothing wax.
Bright pink walls and zebra-printed accents draw customers into BDazzled with Judy, LLC, a destination for those in search of snazzy beauty treatments. The staff specializes in skincare, eyelash extensions, waxing, therapeutic massages, mani-pedis, and kids’ pedicures, which take place atop a child’s spa chair complete with a set of decorative butterfly wings on the back. The staff also pieces together spa packages for clients’ weddings or birthday parties.
From the outside, Social Agenda Salon and Boutique looks traditional. It's housed in a white bungalow marked with a wide picture window and bright-blue awning, surrounded by trees and greenery. But inside, a team of professional beautifiers ardently pores over the latest trends. Stylists coil and cut locks into diverse looks, from edgy pixie cuts textured with crimped pieces to vintage-inspired dos and intricate braids. Nail techs brighten fingertips with no-chip Shellac and a rainbow of OPI shades that make hands stand out like a penguin at a nightclub for polar bears.
Inside the studio, the team keeps things homey and relaxed. While they wait, visitors indulge in a handful of freshly popped popcorn, a mug of coffee, or a cold Coke, or stroll around the back patio to enjoy complimentary views of the sky.
Remedy True Health's skin and body specialists help clients target and treat aesthetic and weight-oriented issues. The center offers complimentary consultations on topics such as BMI and skincare to help guide patients as they take educated steps toward dealing with issues. For the sake of convenience, Remedy True Health offers services à la carte, allowing clients to choose the beautifying flight that suits their body type, personality, and spirit animal.