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'Chappy' Chapman opens Caribbean-themed eatery in Waveland

The look of the place and the menu are quite different from what you'd typically find at a Chappy eatery. The look of the place and the menu are quite different from what you'd typically find at a Chappy eatery.
With a sports bar and live entertainment on weekends, gone is the tall, white chef's hat Chappy is known for wearing. (Photo source: WLOX) With a sports bar and live entertainment on weekends, gone is the tall, white chef's hat Chappy is known for wearing. (Photo source: WLOX)
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -

A well-known chef has come back to his hometown to open a new restaurant. "Chappy" Chapman recently unveiled The Rum Kitchen on Hwy. 90 in Waveland.

The look of the place and the menu are quite different from what you'd typically find at a Chappy eatery. It's a Caribbean-themed place with a menu to go along with it.

With a sports bar and live entertainment on weekends, gone is the tall, white chef's hat Chappy is known for wearing.

“Unpretentious food. That's what this is about. You see, the look is gone, very unpretentious. You come in here anyway you like,” said Chapman.  “I've kind of reinvented myself. All of my ex-employees run all the restaurants in this town. Trapani's, Steve Darwell, they're all ex-Chappy people, so I've got to come up and do a new thing. A new cut. Reinvent myself.

Despite the new menu, Chappy said he'll still offer some of his signature seafood dishes.

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