Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Aldermen vote to amend orginance governing transient vendors

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville will allow transient vendors to set up temporary facilities and sell goods on public property. The board of aldermen voted to amend a local ordinance governing the vendors. The change will gives vendors the ability to set up a stand in a public parking space and sell goods such […] [...]

Houses passes bill allowing alcohol sales in dry counties

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill to let mid-sized municipalities in dry counties decide if they wish to allow sales of liquor by the glass at restaurants and hotels. Voters in municipalities with at least 5,000 people would be allowed petition for a vote on the issue. At least 20 percent of […] [...]

Freeman, Luckett hold closing party for Madidi Restaurant

CLARKSDALE — Actor Morgan Freeman and business partner-lawyer Bill Luckett have ended their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, an upscale establishment in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. In a statement on his Facebook page, Luckett, who also owns a blues club with Freeman, says: “Madidi Restaurant 2001-2012. Madidi was one of […] [...]

Mexican restaurants accused of hiring illegal immigrant workers

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court alleges the owner and managers of three Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County conspired to hire illegal immigrant workers and harbor them to avoid detection. The Sun Herald reports the complaint and the investigating agency have identified them as owner Jose Gutierrez and employees […] [...]

MHRA launches program promoting locally grown produce

JACKSON — The Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association has unveiled a statewide initiative called “Eat Healthy Mississippi” that aims in helping Mississippi remove its status as the “fattest state in the nation.” “Eat Healthy Mississippi” is designed to promote locally grown produce in the preparation of dietitian-approved, Healthy Dining menu options at restaurants throughout Mississippi. […] [...]

State’s casinos want non-gamblers and families to visit, too

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: casinos, Dining, entertainment, hospitality, hotels, resort, tourism

You don’t have to be a gambler to visit Mississippi casinos. With the state’s increasing emphasis on the tourism and hospitality industry, Mississippi’s gaming properties want non-gamblers and families to know they’re welcome to visit. Since the state’s legal gambling halls began opening in the early 1990s, the casinos have proclaimed they have something for […] [...]

Beer party!

by Published: September 5,2010

Tags: Andrew Robertson, beer, Dining, Jeff Good, Sal and Mookie's

Dinners pairing beer with food are a growing trend in Jackson and the rest of the country Move over wine snobs; beer drinkers are going upscale with a burgeoning number of craft breweries offering more variety. Dinners pairing beer with food dishes are showcasing the versatility and compatibility of beer.  In Jackson, these dinners began […] [...]

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