Monday, January 4, 2010

Vacation, Day 4, 10/24/2009, Part 7

Back to Jackson, Mississippi, where Mama and I met up with around a dozen friends for supper at Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint.

The entrance and a covered dining area.

The other side of the entrance, another covered dining area.

Good friends for many years, Jean, Libby and Jamae--I couldn't believe I was sitting there with them in Jackson--fantastic!

In fact I got so excited and shaky and happy at seeing everyone, at being able to hug them, that I forgot to take very many photos, and the ones that I did take are blurry. Like this one of good friend Nina, a new mother to Roscoe who is in the next photo.

He's gorgeous!

Roscoe and his Aunt Joy, enjoying a smile together.

My burger, the Statue of Liberty, 1/2 pound of all-American ground chuck, charbroiled and served with sliced tomato, pickles, lettuce and red onion, hold the pickles for mine. It was huge, tasty, too! I could only eat half of it, along with some of the fries. That's the rest of my burger in the bag in the photo below, the spoon to the dessert I couldn't pass up is resting on the paper bag.

My dessert, Mookie's Brownie a la Mode, made with the best, ever-lovin' brownie in the universe, along with vanilla ice cream, topped with hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. You see, I know about that brownie because I used to get it all the time when I lived in Jackson, at Sal & Mookie's sister eatery, Broad Street Baking Company. Allow me one more aside, please--Lamont and Leland got their start in these two eateries' elder sister, so to speak, Bravo! Italian Restaurant and Bar, Lamont as a bus boy, Leland as a dishwasher. I am eternally thankful for the chance to learn that my sons got from Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal.


Chuck Pefley said...

Happy New Year, Lynette!

Don and Krise said...

Nothing like a good burger to make your insides happy. (Oh, the desert doesn't hurt either.)

Neva said...

Happy New Year, Lynette! It was nice to catch up with your blog! Looks like you have had a lot of fun visiting and I loved reading your Christmas Day blog.....Hope your mom is feeling better.