Jackson on local fare


Touted as featuring ‘genuine Bavarian cuisine,’ the Newport on the Levee restaurant/bar/brewery is writhe’ with German vibes.’ From the second you walk in, anyone can see why America’s first authentic Hofbrauhaus draws a large crowd. The main Bier Hall has bench-type seating that can hold more than 300, and the outdoor beer garden seats 400. The establishment offers a wide variety of beer (with more than 17 brewed on the premises) catering to a diverse beer palate. If beer is not your thing, don’t lose your lederhosen. The ‘Hof’ also serves up many great dishes decked out in’ the traditional German style. From weiner schnitzel (fried pork chop) to deep fried Gurkens (pickles), the Hof aims to get your Deutsch on. Prost!

Beer Best: Hofbrau Dunkel-a dark lager that goes down easy. Cost: $7.75/liter.

Food Favorite: The Wurst (Mettwurst, Bierbwurst, Bratwurst)-hotdog. Watch out, these culinary encasements will keep you coming back. Cost: $11.49 for two wursts with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.

York Street Caf’eacute;

Another hot spot of Newport, York Street Caf’eacute; – which boasts quaint dining with music upstairs – is geared toward a less touristy horde. Located on 738 York Street, the caf’eacute; is far enough removed from the Levee proper to be considered out of the way, but close enough to connect to all the Levee has to offer. Part of a three-story building from the late 1800s, York has something exciting going on every floor.’ On the main floor you can dine in unique surroundings, dating back to the building’s original use as a pharmacy. After eating from the Mediterranean/vegetarian (and even vegan menu), you can graduate to the next level, which offers couches for seating, and a live local band to blow your ears out.

Great date place: With the romantic ambiance and quaint surroundings, York will break the ice for you on a first date or a dinner with an old friend.

Food Favorite: Anything Mediterranean. But you can’t go wrong with the free-range Amish Chicken stuffed with bacon, gorgonzola and onions.’ ‘ Cost: $22.