Category: As I Like It!

Hot Tamales at The Crystal Grill

THE CRYSTAL GRILL 423 Carrollton Avenue Greenwood, Mississippi The Crystal Grill is a pretty good place to dine. They have an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner and I’ve never been disappointed. On my recent visit I was there for the hot tamales. Previously, I have described […]

Lemuria Bookstore

LEMURIA BOOKS 202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North West Frontage Road Jackson, MS 39206 601 366 7619 John Evans is a dreamer and a doer.  John conceived of a very special kind of bookstore, one that would not only offer books, but would have an ambiance of culture […]


I cannot speak to the subject of hot tamales with my usual authority. I can say that unequivocally that Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi is the best damn steakhouse in the United States and the parts of Europe that I have visited. I can’t be so positive […]

May 2011 Newsletter

          Thomas R. Lawrence Capital Consultants 456 South 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-737-2727   As I See It!TM   The Newsletter for Capital Consultants Company   May 2011     Volume 2, Number 5     In This Issue: Welcome from Tom […]

Abe’s Grill

On the rare occasion that I have the need to spend the night in Corinth, Mississippi, I always eat breakfast at Abe’s Grill located at 803 Hwy 72 West, just down the road from the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn. If I’m driving through Corinth, I’ll even […]

Commander’s Palace

NEW ORLEANS – COMMANDERS PALACE In the post civil war period, the City of New Orleans enjoyed an unprecedented period of prosperity. The Port of New Orleans dispatched the largess of America’s farms and factories to the world. As a result, the local trading and banking industries blossomed. […]

New Orleans Part 1

If you grew up in Mississippi in the 1950’s, your world was defined by two cities of which neither was within the State. There was Memphis on the northern border, just barely across the Tennessee line, and New Orleans to the South. If you lived north of Jackson […]

Jimmy’s Opelika, AL

As a general rule I will not be reviewing restaurants unless they have a dish or two that might be candidates for best in class. In previous newsletters I talked about The Cozy Corner, Morris’s BBQ and Doe’s Eat Place, all of which excel in their specialties.   […]