In the heart of downtown Jackson sits a place that combines the history and richness of Southern culture with a modern sensibility to create a culinary experience like no other.
Inspired by the cultures and ingredients that populate Mississippi, Parlor Market serves Seasonal Southern cuisine with regional ethnic influences. Much like the South, the menu evolves constantly, changing multiple times a year to make use of fresh, regionally-sourced products.
Parlor Market was the vision of Craig Noone. Noone had a dream and that dream was Parlor Market. After studying at the Texas Culinary Academy (now Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts) and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, he went on to work under James Beard Award Winners, Chef Dean Fearing, Chef John Besh, and Chef Stephan Pyles. Despite his career skyrocketing in cities like New Orleans and Dallas, Craig's home was where his heart was and he returned to Jackson in 2010 to make his dream a reality.
Noone handpicked a team of chefs and went to work, creating a hot spot for inventive local fare in the middle of an awakening downtown Jackson. Noone meticulously planned out every aspect of his beloved restaurant, being careful to pay homage to its rich history, all while adding a new spin on Southern favorites. "Everything from the buildout of the restaurant to its name to the ingredients and flavors we use has a reason behind it that helps tell a story. Southerners are storytellers and I want people to have that experience through dining," he once said.
Tragically, just after he saw his cherished Parlor Market turn a year old, Chef Noone’s life was lost in a tragic car accident on October 14, 2011. The team he so carefully assembled continues to live out his dream of making his patrons happy. We invite you to join us at Parlor Market for a taste of Noone’s dream.