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The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s pulled pork sandwich recipe has qualified for the quarter finals in the “Ultimate Hometown Grill Off” on Live with Regis and Kelly. This Friday, June 12th a clip of a one minute video with Brad and Brooke asking America to go to Regis and Kelly’s official website and vote for them.

The full video will run on the site plus four other restaurant’s will be competing. If they win this round they will fly to New York and will be on the show preparing the recipe live on the 18th. Please help us get the word out to the public to vote for The Shed!

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Paradise Bar and Grill

Paradise Bar and Grill

There is a fairly new music venue that is getting a small buzz around downtown Ocean Springs. Captain Chris’ Paradise Bar & Grill is located just across the railroad tracks on Robinson Street. Upon entering, you will quickly notice the decor of a Hawaiian tropical paradise.

The building has an ample amount of room for seating and a handful of TV’s to catch the latest in sports updates while you satisfy your thirst at the bar. The front of house staff was friendly and upbeat. Their attitudes blend with the decor of the bar to give you one ‘heck’ of an experience.

I decided to check this place out this past Friday night. I sat at the bar and was immediately greeted by a friendly smile and an ample serving of my favorite beverage, iced tea. The menu has a nice variety to choose from; all the while sticking to a tropical theme.

After perusing the menu for a few minutes, I decided to order the fish and chips at $11.95. I love authentic fish and chips like a fat kid eats cake. The food was served very quickly to my humble surprise. In my basket were 4 large breaded pieces of fish with an order of fries. I asked for malt vinegar but was told they don’t carry it. Disappointment quickly set in, how can you have fish and chips without malt vinegar? I felt my meal crushing in around me. The fish was cooked perfectly. It was crisp on the outside and flaky on the inside as it should. The fries were a little over cooked but I can live with that. Ketchup can fix almost anything. The biggest disappoint of the meal was burnt taste from the fryer. It seemed they had not changed their fryer grease out in quite some time. The taste just lingered with each bite.

Most of the patrons were drinking and having a good time, so I couldn’t get any quick glances at some other plates. I’m thinking I just went on a bad night for the kitchen because I have heard some really good comments about this place. I’ll go back, but I won’t order the fish and chips.

Captain Chris’ Paradise Bar & Grill has a nice stage with ample lighting in the back of the room. It seems coast local favorites Rhythm and Rain are playing here for the next month or so. If you know this group, you’ll see why. They are perfect for the atmosphere portrayed by Captain Chris’ Paradise Bar & Grill. After my meal, I stuck around for a few songs and took some pictures of their performance. Check them out in our gallery and leave some comments.

Paradise Bar and Grill
1006 Robinson Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 872-3182

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Headlines 5th ever Shedhed Blues Festival

Renowned blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is heading back to his southern roots. On September 20, 2008 Kenny Wayne will headline the 5th annual Shedhed Blues Festival in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

The 5th ever Shedhed Blues Festival will take place at the award winning Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, 7501 Highway 57, Ocean Springs, MS. Tickets will be $25.00 and will go on sale on August 10, 2008 at The Shed.

To celebrate its fifth year, The Shed has added a second stage for acoustic performances.

Other artists appearing at the Festival this year will be Walter Wolfman Washington, Ernest Guitar Roy, Jimbo Mathus Knock Down South, Lisa Mills and many more.

About the festival Shepherd said, “I’m really looking forward to the show, seeing some great blues artists and trying some of that award winning BBQ.”

Prior Festivals have included Big Joe Turner, The North Mississippi Allstars, Bobby Rush, James Blood Ulmer, Coco Robicheaux, The Burnside Family, T Model Ford, Grayson Capps, and Kipori “Babywolf” Woods.

About Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a four time Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist with four No. 1 blues albums to his credit, including Billboard Magazine’s # 1 Blues Album of 2007, a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles, two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award, and a Blues Music Award.

About The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint:

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint is an award winning BBQ restaurant and music venue. The Shed is known for its “Down Home Southern BBQ” and its eclectic taste for live Blues on Friday and Saturday nights. The Shed won two first place trophies at the world championship of BBQ at Memphis in May 2008 and were voted Best Pork Sandwich in America 2001 by the National BBQ News Magazine.

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