Located in Jackson (North Jackson - Ridgeland), Hilton Jackson is within the vicinity of Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. This hotel is within the vicinity of Mississippi Children's Museum and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 276 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Jackson? This hotel has 49412 square feet (4447 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
A trip to Mandarin Cafe in Jackson can be very therapeutic, getting in some alone time as you pick up what you need.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Mandarin Cafe.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Mandarin Cafe.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Mandarin Cafe.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Keep your energy and mood up all day long with a tasty coffee or refreshing tea from Mandarin Cafe.
What's better than soup on a rainy day? Be sure you have some on hand.
Park your car in one of the many available spots in the surrounding area.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Mandarin Cafe in Jackson for everything that you need.
Cater to all tastes with the food available at Beatty Street Grocery in Jackson.
If you're worried about your protein intake, you'll rest assured that great, delicious meats are available here.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Beatty Street Grocery and stay on the go all the time.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
When you are running low on kitchen staples, such as oil and vinegar, pick some up at Beatty Street Grocery.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
The gourmet spices and seasonings available here will take any meal to the next level.
You'll be amazed at how much time you can save by buying canned food. It's like a shortcut to a better prepared meal.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
You'll love the selection of coffee and teas at Beatty Street Grocery, decaffeinated options available, too!
At Beatty Street Grocery, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Bread at Beatty Street Grocery is absolutely delicious.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Make use of the safe parking options near Beatty Street Grocery and reap the great benefits of parking close by.
So find all the caloric fuel you need to get you through the week from Beatty Street Grocery in Jackson.
Butter up your date with some star-studded Italian fare at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar, and get cozy in its romantic Jackson setting.
Easy-to-please items run throughout the menu — pizza and pasta are big here — so everyone can find a familiar favorite.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar's happy hour.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Whether you have a large or small group, Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar can accommodate both.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
No need to dress up for a trip to Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Bring the Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar's great food to your place.
At Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Meals at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Eat your way through the day at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
So share the love while you share an amazing Italian meal together at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar!
Is your mouth watering yet? Time to head over to Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar for some delicious Italian cuisine.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Julep Restaurant and Bar is a local favorite.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Julep Restaurant and Bar's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Julep Restaurant and Bar, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Julep Restaurant and Bar's free wifi hotspot.
Comfort is prioritized at Julep Restaurant and Bar, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Bring the Julep Restaurant and Bar's great food to your place.
Julep Restaurant and Bar is just steps away from a parking lot.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Julep Restaurant and Bar.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Julep Restaurant and Bar provides service throughout the day.
Don't look any further, head to Julep Restaurant and Bar for your next American meal.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Julep Restaurant and Bar.
When you're feeling hungry, come satisfy your hunger with some tasty and trendy American eats from Julep Restaurant and Bar.
Babalu Tacos and Tapas serves delicious tapas with an edgier vibe.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
For no extra charge, utilize Babalu Tacos and Tapas' free wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Babalu Tacos and Tapas, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Seating is readily available at Babalu Tacos and Tapas for those with large parties.
The dress code at Babalu Tacos and Tapas is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Babalu Tacos and Tapas cater for you.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
The 21st-century is here at Babalu Tacos and Tapas. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card!
So for the latest twist on patatas bravas or any other tapas favorite, make a date at Babalu Tacos and Tapas.
So head on over to Babalu Tacos and Tapas, where you can experience an amazing variety of tapas.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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