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Starkville Chick-Fil-A Hosts Christmas With the Cows Event

Join the Starkville Chick-Fil-A from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, December 2nd, for Christmas with the Cows! Enjoy ornament-making stations for the kids, letters to Santa, and visits with Santa Cow and his elf! It’s the perfect chance for you to spend time with your family, meet your neighbors, and have a great time. Be sure to reserve your spot here!

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Makes Debut in Mississippi

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers' steady expansion in the Southeastern United States is stoked with the opening of three new franchised locations and the announcement of a new franchise development agreement. Located at 8115 Camp Creek Road in Olive Branch, the new Mississippi restaurant is the company's first location to open in the state. The same franchise group is also underway with construction in Little Rock and Fort Smith, Arkansas, for new restaurants slated to open in December and January, respectively. One of Freddy's largest franchisees, this experienced group also operates locations from San Diego to Tennessee. Freddy's has also signed a new franchise agreement with Kevin M

Give the Gift of Wine and Other Fun Items This Holiday Season

If you are like us, the passing of Thanksgiving means the beginning of holiday madness. Got the lights on the house yet? Is the tree up? Have you invited guests to the holiday feast or thought about the menu? How about those gifts that will be in short supply or hard to find? Time is wasting, let's get on with the anxiety. To help in your quest to satisfy the wine enthusiast in your family we offer some unusual gifts and our recommendations for a special bottle of wine. STEMWARE You can't go wrong with beautiful glasses that will accent a person's special wines. We love Riedel because the designs are both elegant and particular to the grape variety. A new series from Riedel and Nachtmann dep

Shop Mississippi Businesses for Gifts and Food This Christmas

We’re entering the Christmas season, so I’ll try to be nice, not naughty. But I can’t share holiday gift-giving and entertaining ideas without mentioning my wariness about the growing trend of online shopping. With the click of a keyboard, more of us are sending our money out of state to, many times, mammoth businesses who most likely aren't sure where Mississippi is located. The thought of our retail stores and shops disappearing and our country becoming a sea of delivery trucks and discarded brown boxes is alarming. I enjoy saving money, but is the $5 or $10 I save by ordering from a massive online company worth it? Have I become so lazy that I prefer to sit and wait for a package to be de

The Food Factor: Budget Friendly Healthy Foods

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.

White Pillars Restaurant Makes Grandiose Return to Biloxi

A new restaurant concept is opening on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in a very historic location. Set to open in early to mid-December, the White Pillars restaurant will be farm-to-table with seasonal ingredients and Southern cuisine. Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife Tresse are pleased to bring their take on this concept to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Chef Austin works daily to source the highest quality and freshest local ingredients for his dishes to ensure his impeccable flavors appease your palate. As proud Mississippians, everything you see, touch, and taste will likely be from Chef Austin and Tresse's home state. From the serving dishes to the hand-crafted tables, every detail of your exp

Good Wine Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

Some readers might consider the phrases “reasonably priced” and "burgundy" an oxymoron. Add “aged burgundy” and “premier cru” to the mix and many of you would melt into laughter. We were of the same state of mind until we came across a Domaine Menand Pere et Fils Mercurey 1er Cru 2005 that was available for $45. The Menard Mercurey exhibited complex, aged burgundy characteristics of ripe cherry, mushrooms, and a distinct earthiness. Drinking beautifully now, this red wine still had plenty of life. Presented by Tom Cox of Siema Wines, a wholesaler in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., we were amazed by the availability, price and quality of this 12-year-old burgundy. Cox said that this

Celebrate the Holidays with Sparkling Wine

With the holidays here, it is time to celebrate, and sparkling wines go hand-in-hand with special occasions. If you are looking for something new to serve this year, consider swapping your usual bubbles for Cava, a delicious and wallet-friendly Spanish sparkling wine that is made using the same traditional methods as Champagne. One Cava producer offering top-quality sparkling wines is Poema. Their wines are made from sustainably farmed grapes, and are available at affordable prices. Their Poema Cava Brut (SRP: $12.99) is a fine choice for your cocktail hour. Its fresh citrus and granny smith apple aromas and toasty notes are a good match with light tapas, oysters, and seafood. It also makes

The Food Factor: Thanksgiving Planovers

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.

Turkey-Shaped Fruit Platter Perfect for Thanksgiving

Need a healthy snack to keep everyone out of the kitchen while you cook on Thanksgiving? Or are you interested in skipping the cheesy contribution to the office party? Then check out this fun and easy fruit platter you can build in just minutes. If you have kids, you might get them to build it for you, and even snack on the fruit while they work! The amount of fruit you need depends on the size of your platter and the order you choose for the rows. Of course, you get to choose your favorite fruits, but the video includes: 1/2 pear 1-1/2 small apples 3/4 cup blueberries 1 pint blackberries, about 1 cup 9 strawberries 1-1/2 tangerines 1 cup of cantaloupe chunks 12 grapes, about 1/2 cup 2 table

Holy Trinity and Saint John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church Holding Annual Pastry Sale

Holy Trinity & Saint John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church is taking orders for its Annual Greek Pastry sale. Baklava, wedding cookies, frozen casseroles, assorted pastry boxes, and other Greek treats are on the menu. The deadline to order is Saturday, November 25th. Customers may pick up their pastries at the church on Friday, December 1st between noon and 4 p.m., or Saturday December 2nd between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be additional pastries available for sale at the church during these days as well. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Philoptochos Society's fund, which distributes money to local charities, as well as the National Philoptochos Charitable Fund. To place an o

Appetizers for Easy Entertaining

When it comes time to entertain family and friends, it’s important to have a few simple, warm appetizers and small plates at the ready. Plan your menu with recipes that can be prepped ahead of time and popped in the oven when guests arrive. It can make hosting easier and more enjoyable. A versatile ingredient that can enhance your favorite sweet and savory recipes, Musselman's Apple Butter is more than just a spread. It's made the old-fashioned way for perfect texture and a rich apple-cinnamon flavor, giving parties and get-togethers a unique taste in recipes like this Apple Brie Bites and Apple Butter Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp. For more appetizers ideal for entertaining at musselmans.com. Apple

Catch an Encore of the Mississippi Episode of "State Plate"

While your family gathers in the kitchen to make your traditional Thanksgiving feast, INSP’s award-winning original culinary-travel series State Plate, will be airing an encore of the Mississippi episode on Monday, November 20th at 12:30 p.m. CT. In State Plate, entertainer and restaurateur Taylor Hicks, tastes his way across the U.S. on a quest to assemble plates that represent each state’s most historic, famous, and tastiest foods. Tune in to State Plate all week, as INSP brings you the most popular dishes from around the country; maybe one of them will make it onto your dinner table this year. You can find INSP on Comcast channel 264; DirecTV channel 364; Dish channel 259 In this episode,

It's Chilly Enough for Chili– And Cornbread, Too

“Chilly enough for a little chili?” These and other clichés were served up as often as the thick bowls of aromatic beef, tomatoes, and seasonings at a recent chili cook-off where I served as a judge. Besides sampling enough chili to satisfy my cravings for a while, I learned a lot about the dish we call a soup, stew, and main dish. Along the way, I gathered a few recipes to test and pass along to you. First, veteran chili cook-off chefs say we’re got it all wrong. We’re used to filling our chili pots with a mixture of tomatoes, ground beef, beans, and spices. The first chili dish ladled into a tin pan over a campfire somewhere out west on the American frontier was a totally different dish fr

Newk's Eatery Adds Seasonal Entrees and Mimosas to the Menu For the Holidays

JACKSON, Miss.– Newk’s Eatery has launched a limited-time menu featuring premium proteins with seasonal ingredients and classic holiday flavors: roasted butternut squash, tangy cranberry and orange chutney, woodsy Portabella mushrooms, hand-carved roasted turkey, spiced pecans, and real pumpkin with holiday spices. Now through December 31st, Newk’s will offer Grilled Steak and Portabella Pizza, Grilled Steak and Butternut Squash Salad, a Turkey Cran-Orange Sandwich, organic Red Raspberry Iced Tea, Mini-Bottle Mimosas, and a dozen-layer Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake made from scratch in Newk’s very own bakery. “For the holidays, we are featuring our premium meats, grilled and carved in-house, alo

Find the Perfect Wine to Serve With Your Thanksgiving Feast

There may never be a time when we have looked forward to Thanksgiving as much as this year. Perhaps it's because of the spate of natural disasters – fires, floods, and hurricanes – or the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas that send us searching for an oasis where we can be surrounded only by family and friends. This is the holiday to turn off the television and, instead, turn to each other for support and love. The holiday was actually created in 1623 to celebrate the end of a drought that for years had damaged the crops. Although George Washington signed a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving as a time to celebrate the end of the war of independence, it was President Franklin Roosevelt who,

United Way of Leflore County Holding Canned Fruit Drive November 15th

United Way of Leflore County is hosting a canned fruit drive, benefiting the Community Food Pantry. Each year, the Food Pantry tries to make their food boxes a little more special at Christmas. On Wednesday, November 15th, pick up a can of fruit and drop it off at Greenwood Market Place from 2 to 6 p.m. to help give some sweetness and joy to a family in need during the holiday season. United Way serves the following agencies: Beacon Harbor, Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club, Community Food Pantry, Delta Grace, Fuller Center for Housing, Gim Community Kitchen, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Leflore County 4H Clubs, Leflore County Humane Society, and Salvation Army.

The Food Factor: Turkey Brine

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families. Click here to view previously aired shows, and be sure to follow The Food Factor on Facebook and Twitter.

Mississippi's First Food Hall Set to Open at The District at Eastover Spring 2018

Pictured at St. Roch in New Orleans are Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, codevelopers of The District at Eastover, with Ray Neilsen, a partner in Eastover Market. JACKSON, Miss. —The District at Eastover announced Eastover Market, the state’s first food hall, will open in the development in spring of 2018, establishing The District as a true culinary destination. Eastover Market will be developed in consultation with the esteemed St. Roch Market of New Orleans, and will showcase a carefully curated collection of local, boutique restaurant concepts. “We are excited to introduce the food hall concept to Mississippi,” said Ted Duckworth, co-developer of The District. “Not only do they offer a va

Restaurants Char and Saltine Set to Open Locations in Nashville and Huntsville

Oysters from Saltine Restaurant JACKSON, Miss. – David Conn, owner of 4Top Hospitality Group, has announced an expansion of the group’s restaurant footprint in the first half of 2018, including two Jackson, Mississippi-based concepts. Char Restaurant will open this coming spring in Nashville’s Green Hills area as part of the Vertis development. The popular steakhouse will also open early summer in Huntsville, Alabama’s new Merchant’s Square, marking the fourth location for this particular concept. Saltine will debut in Nashville’s midtown area around late February. This expansion will increase the number of properties owned and managed by the 4Top Hospitality Group to 16. Chef Steven Robilio
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