The Rise Of The Iron Horse GrillA Photo Story by Sarah Black; Featuring Chef Pierre Pryer
"The first dish I ever saw was an enchilada. I had never eaten one before...and at that point I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I would leave my dish station, go on the line and just ask guys, ‘What are you doing? What's this right here? What's this dish called? What are these called?' Before long I was able to make my own recipes, and I never washed dishes again!”
- Chef Pierre Pryer Sr., The Iron Horse Grill [since ’86]
Lost twice to fires, Iron Horse Grill is a flagship of revitalization for Jackson’s downtown community. Chef is going on his third tenure, having worked on and off there since 1986.
"We look forward to being a part of the continued growth of Downtown Jackson. Projects like the Capitol Art Lofts, Westin Hotel, and Mississippi History & Civil Rights Museum will continue to allow Chef Pierre and The Iron Horse Grill to share the great reasons Downtown Jackson is Back!"
- Andy Nesenson. General Manager, The Iron Horse Grill
Iron Horse Grill will launch an all NEW menu January 25, bringing back an ‘old favorite’ for the last 25 years- Burrito De Pollo, a fresh flour tortilla with lime sauce, stuffed with spicy chicken, tomatoes, green onion, hand rolled and topped with a light sour cream sauce and Monterrey Jack cheese.
"I was walking through the restaurant a couple of weeks ago during Sunday Brunch and they were playing the song ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ — A guest grabbed me by the arm and said 'Chef, I can start believing you’re gonna bring back the Burrito De Pollo.' And I said, 'M’aam I’m gonna do that.’
“Like” and “Share” Chef Pierre’s story to celebrate Mississippi brights spots #MS200 #MSbrightspots #VisitJackson Contact Pierre: Pierre@theironhorsegrill.com / Photos by Sarah Black - Sarah@ironhorsegrill.com
The Iron Horse Grill
320 W. Pearl St.
Jackson, MS 39203
During 2017, Blue Magnolia Films / Corner To Corner Productions supported an historic “time capsule” of narrated photo essays, produced by Mississippians, ages 14 – 91, from Jackson, Greenville, Port Gibson, Laurel, Tupelo, Ocean Springs, Mound Bayou, Clarksdale, Water Valley, Oxford, Hattiesburg, Natchez and Mississippi Band of Choctaw.
From December 9 - February 28 2018, The Greater Jackson Arts Council & Visit Jackson, MS are hosting a mile-long “interactive” gallery running the length of Capitol Street, comprised of 200 images, each five-feet in length. The exhibit runs from Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown / King Edward Hotel to Coalesce Coworking & PORTICO Offices on State St. #MississippiMile #MS200
Scan and play the stories using a FREE QR Code app on your phone #MississippiMile #MS200
Sponsors include: Greater Jackson Arts Council Visit Jackson, MS, C Spire, Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation and Corner to Corner Productions.
The Iron Horse Grill will be serving as a Food Sponsor & specialty cocktail provider for the 2018 Speakeasy Soirée through Phoenix Club of Jackson to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (BGCCM)- Purchase your all-inclusive tickets to join them - https://speakeasysoiree2018.eventbrite.com
MEXICANTOWN, DETROITMEXICANTOWN, DETROIT
Hotel Parq Central Opening SoonIt was built in 1926 as a hospital for railroad workers.
More recently, it was Memorial Psychiatric Hospital for children and adolescents.
Next week, it opens as Hotel Parq Central � a boutique 74-room property that has been undergoing a $21 million renovation since May 2009 to give it a modern touch while preserving the history of the building.
Owners Marc Bertram and David Oberstein gave the Journal a tour of the 2�-acre site as the final stages were being completed on the property at 806 Central Ave. SE for a Wednesday opening.
The exterior walls of three of the four buildings on the property maintain the original look. Inside the main property, the 39,000-square-foot space that served as a hospital, you�ll find new walls, new floors, new furniture and a new look.
The property is on the national Register of Historic Places, and its new owners worked with state and federal agencies to maintain the building�s history.
The main property features a drawing room, parlor, two meeting areas, a mailroom, a conservatory and three levels of guest rooms. Each floor features a butler pantry for guests to grab coffee, tea, hot cocoa or bags of ice.
Outside the main property, you�ll find a courtyard with a fountain, a hot tub and a grassy, garden area that can be used for events.
Rumors occasionally still surface that the place is haunted, but Oberstein said if there were ghosts there, they have since left the building.
During Balloon Fiesta, prices will range from $179 for a traditional king room to $200 for a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace. Prices will range from $149 and up after Balloon Fiesta.
A grand opening, including introductory rates, is planned for November.
Revitalizing a Community Through Its Young Talent: Presque Isle Hampton InnWe used New Markets Tax Credits for the development of a 93-room "flagged" Hampton Inn built to LEED standards. In addition to catalyzing the redevelopment of the downtown the project responds to the community's plans and initiatives of strengthening Presque Isle's business and tourism infrastructure and reversing the county's high rate of out-migration.
21C HotelExplore the 21 C Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City and discover the rich history of the building the hotel now occupies. What used to be the old Ford assembly plant built in 1916, is now an upscale, contemporary hotel that has a wide array of amenities as well as adding an element of glamour to the area. The hotel is also home to Mary Eddy’s, a great restaurant with a farm to table concept!