The mother-daughter team of Chefs Maria & Jill Johnson, owners of Mangia Gourmet in Gulfport, are among the nine competing teams at Top Local Chef 2016, April 24 at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom.
Mangia Gourmet is committed to tasty, homemade, healthy, local and environmentally friendly foods with an emphasis on gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian specialties. But meat-lovers, don't worry. There are plenty of options for you, too. You can check out their menu online.
Local and organic resources are used whenever possible, including local growers and beverage producers. The restaurant features a renovated courtyard that offers a relaxing space for friends to gather and enjoy not only good food, but good music, lectures and special events. The restaurant also features indoor seating in an artsy bungalow, filled with local art.
Mangia Gourmet is at 2930 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. Restaurant hours are 8 am to 10 pm Tuesday, 9 am to 10 pm Wednesday thru Saturday, and 10 am to 8 pm Sunday. For information call 727-321-6264 or visit their website, mangiagourmet.com.
Chef Jill Johnson was the Popular Vote winner of the 2015 Top Local Chef.
For tickets to Top Local Chef 2016, please register through the links at LocalShops1.com/Events.