The Bourbon Mall
Tucked into the rural hamlet of Bourbon (equidistant from Greenwood and Greenville) and just off of State 82, sits one of the real undiscovered beauties of The Delta (that is, unless you're a local). Don't let the back road locale or clapboard interior fool you--there's nothing but expertly prepared food awaiting each and every customer.
Unlike most area steak houses, this converted 1920s-era commissary marinates its beef in a secret seasoning blend before grilling it over a mesquite-fueled flame, resulting in a flavorful steak with a subtle hint of smoke. You'll find a variety of cuts and sizes beginning with the 8-ounce fillet and working all the way up to the 2-pound porterhouse. You will not leave this restaurant hungry.
In addition to red meat, The Bourbon Mall serves up an impressive rendition of the classic Catfish Lafette. The broiled or deep-fried fillets are topped with a creamy, shrimp-filled garlic sauce, which gives any of the steaks a run for their money.
If you're looking for live music to help digest your supper, there's top-notch blues on Friday and Saturday nights. 105 Dean Road, Bourbon; (662) 686-4389. Entrées: $13-$36.
This article is from the May 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.