Dining in Biloxi

This past weekend, my friends and I went to Biloxi, Mississippi for a girl’s weekend. We called it our “halfway to 70” trip, as most of us turn 35 this year. The trip was about two things: 1) friendship (hanging out and appreciating each other) and 2) food! We had three different meals out (if you don’t count our trip to Waffle House with the bad service).

Biloxi is full of casinos. We stayed at Treasure Bay (which I don’t really recommend). Our first meal of the trip was the Infinity Buffet at Treasure Bay Casino. We went there for one reason and one reason only: all you can eat crab legs! The rest of the food was typical buffet fare. Nothing special, but serves it’s purpose. Each table had big pails for crab claws and bibs to wear. Crab claws and drawn butter. Yum!

Our next meal was at the Sugar Factory! Sugar Factory is a chain restaurant. The menu and walls are full of pictures of all the celebrities who have dined here. The Biloxi location is in the Hard Rock Casino. The menu here is all about over the top drinks, meals, and desserts. There are a lot of different cocktails, including chocolate martinis and a large selection of huge, over the top goblets. We decided against ordering a goblet, but I took a picture of one received by the table behind us. Each one is topped with different candies. My friends who ordered cocktails all enjoyed them, especially the caramel macchiato martini.

For an appetizer, I had a fried macaroni and cheese pop, which was pretty tasty. My main course was the Sugar Factory Club Sandwich, and it was delicious! A club sandwich is not my typical order, but this one was exceptionally tasty. The turkey, two types of cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and pickles with herb mayo on toasted bread made for a perfect combination! I did not order a cocktail in order to save room for an over the top milkshake. All of the milkshake options come in a tall decorated glass with insane toppings, including cotton candy, waffles, cheesecake, donuts, cupcakes, or even a burger! I ordered a nutella banana milkshake. It came in a mug covered with chocolate and sprinkles. On top were a lollipop, a candy necklace, and a chocolate covered banana! The milkshake itself was tasty, although nothing different than I have had in less expensive milkshakes. You are paying for the over the top look and the crazy extras. There are also some other crazy options, such as a $1000 chocolate gold fondue. The Sugar Factory also has a small shop where you can buy candy and other candy themed items to bring home.

Our last meal of the trip was a tasty and fancy brunch at the White Pillars. It is a beautiful house right on the Beach Boulevard. Our waiter, Jordan, had an awesome personality and took great care of us. Most of the food served at White Pillars is local and/or house made. Even the soap in the bathrooms was from Pass Christian in Mississippi. There were many different cocktail options, including bottomless mimosas and poinsettas. We started with a charcuterie board, full of house-cured meats, cheeses, and pickled vegetables. Yum!

There were many different tasty options for brunch, such as biscuits and gravy and eggplant Josephine. The duck fat fries with house made garlic aioli may have been the best fries I have ever had. I highly recommend them! I ordered the brioche French toast which was topped with local peaches and hand whipped cream. It was a good size, good taste, and good price. For dessert, our table had a few different options, including bread pudding, a chocolate torte, and a blackberry cobbler. They were all extremely tasty. If you are ever in Biloxi, I highly recommend a visit to the White Pillars. I would love to try out dinner, next time, or of course, more brunch!

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