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Ring in the New Year with Fun and Food

[Check your dates! This is 2011.] Don't have any plans for New Year's Eve? Start 2012 off with a bang by eating good food, sipping fancy drinks and enjoying local music. Here are some local restaurants and bars open for your New Year's Eve entertainment.

Babalu Tacos and Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601-366-5757) Open New Year's Eve until 1 a.m. After 9 p.m., tacos will be $2 and margaritas and babaritas will be $5. At midnight, Patron shots will be $5.

Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111) $70 for early seating and $90 for late seating. Six-course prix fixe meal. The late seating includes Champagne, indoor fireworks and party favors at midnight. Bravo will have a special wine flight, and Swing de Paris will perform all night. Call or email [e-mail missing].

Burgers N' Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Suite 22, Ridgeland, 601-899-0038) Open until 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve. Jesse Guitar Smith's Blues Trio will perform. There will be a drink special.

Cerami's (5417 Lakeland Drive, Suite I, Flowood, 601-919-2829). $30 admission covers hors d'oeuvres, two drinks, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Club Magoo's (824 S. State St., 601-487-8710) Open on New Year's Eve. Free Champagne at midnight.

Fairview Inn and Sofia's Restaurant (734 Fairview St., 601-948-3429) Fairview Inn will be open New Year's Eve. Reservations recommended.
Fenian's Pub (906 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) On New Year's Eve, The Bailey's Bros will perform at 9 p.m.

Frank Jones Corner (303 N. Farish St., 601-983-1148) Sherman Lee Dillion and the Mississippi Sound will perform. Free Champagne at midnight.

Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart, 601-956-7079) and Haute Pig (1856 Main St., Madison, 601-853-8538, Hickory Pit) Hickory Pit and Haute Pig will be open New Years Eve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Whole menu available including specialties such as pies and pulled pork. Closed New Years' Day.

Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-2322) Open New Year's Eve. Seatings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Price varies from $269-$369 which includes dinner for two at the Huntington's Grille, party at 8:30 p.m. in Madison Hall, entertainment by Chris Gill and the Sole Shakers, a Champagne toast at midnight, overnight room and New Year's morning breakfast. Accepting until full. Reservations required.

King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601-353-5464, ext. 8408) Cocktails, gourmet food, midnight Champagne toast and a balloon drop. The Patrick Harkins Band performs. A portion of the proceeds benefits Hope House and the Catch 22 Foundation. Reservations required. Wear cocktail attire. $99. Room packages are available.

Last Call (3716 Interstate 55 N., 601-713-2700) Last Call will be open New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. Enjoy music by Chic Bang Theory, party favors and free Champagne at midnight. Cab service available. $10 cover.

Martin's Restaurant and Lounge (214 S. State St., 601-354-9712) Martin's will have a New Year's Eve Blowout featuring Spacewolf and friends. The event starts at 9 p.m.

Mint (Renaissance, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5002, Ridgeland, 601-898-6468) Enjoy unlimited Champagne, hors d'oeuvres and live music. $50 admission includes two drink tickets.

Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive, 601-981-5469 or 877-793-5437) will host Noon Year's Eve Dec. 31, 9 a.m. Make New Year's party favors and enjoy live music, a countdown and a rocket launch at noon. $8, children under 12 months and members free.

Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601-960-2700) Ole Tavern will be open on New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. Enjoy free Champagne at midnight and party favors. Performers include Furrows and AJC and the Envelope Pushers. Attendees have a chance to win a seven-day Hawaiian vacation getaway. $10 cover charge.

Olga's Fine Dining (4760 Interstate 55 N., Suite D, 601-366-1366) Open New Year's Eve. The first seating is at 6 p.m. Three-course meal with live piano music. $45 per person. The second seating is at 9:30 p.m. $10 cover charge for Champagne, party favors, and live entertainment from Ronnie McGee and the Boys. Limited menu will be available. Reservations are required for both seatings.

Pan-Asia (720 Harbor Point Crossing, 601-956-2958). Special three-course meal and free Champagne. Reservations required. $50 per person.

Parlor Market (115 W. Capitol St., 601-360-0090) PM Cocktails starts at 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Includes cocktails, Champagne and punches. Enjoy the oyster bar, caviar, winter truffles and foie gras in many forms. Please wear formal dress.

Pop's Saloon (2636 S. Gallatin St., 601-961-4747) Pop's will be open Dec. 31,9 p.m. Free food, Champagne and live entertainment by New Havin and Hillbilly Deluxe. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Reed Pierce's (6791 Siwell Road, Byram, 601-376-0777 or 601-376-4677.) Reed Pierce's will be open New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. The event includes a Champagne toast at midnight, party favors and music by The Colonels. Reserved tables available for up to 10 guests. $20 cover charge.

Ro'Chez (204 W. Jackson St., 601-503-8244, rochezdining.com) Open New Year's Eve. Entertainment TBA. Reservations required. 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. seatings.

Salsa Mississippi Studio and Club (605 Duling Ave., [e-mail missing]) will host LABA-Link New Year's Fiesta on Dec. 30, 7 p.m. The fundraiser for the Latin American Business Association includes party favors, dance lessons, performances and food for sale. Wear formal attire. $10.

Sportsman's Lodge (Maywood Mart, 1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 100, 601-366-5441) Sportsman's Lodge will have a New Year's Eve party. There will be drink specials and bowl games all day long.

Strawberry Café (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822) Open New Year's Eve with nightly specials available. Make reservations.

T'Beaux's (941 Highway 80, 601-831-7778) T'Beaux's will be open New Year's Eve and Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They will serve crawfish, boiled shrimp, crab legs, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice.

Table 100 (100 Ridgeway, Flowood. 601-420-4202) Dinner buffet, midnight brunch, entertainment by Heather Clancy and the Nightcaps, party favors with Champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar. $195 per couple or $97.50 per person. The Holiday Inn next door will have special rates.

Time Out Sports Café (6270 Old Canton Road, 601-978-1839) Open New Year's Eve. Chad Wesley Band performs. There will be Champagne at midnight. $10 entry fee.

Underground 119 (119 S. President St., 601-352-2322) Open New Years's Eve at 8 p.m. Serving hors d'oeurvres, sparkling wine and breakfast. The Fearless Four performs. Reservations required. $35-250.

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