Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Inspectors help keep eateries safe

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Dining Out, eating, health inspectors, restaurants

Next time you enjoy a meal in a restaurant, don’t just compliment the chef. You might also want to thank the county Health Department inspector who pokes around in the kitchen to make sure diners stay safe from nasty food borne illness. John Luke, director of food protection with the state Department of Health, estimates […] [...]

Back Yard Burgers founder went from grill to boardroom

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Back Yard Burgers, hamburgers, Lattie Michael, restaurants

When incoming Back Yard Burgers CEO Dave McDougall said he wanted to take the burger chain from bankruptcy back to the basics, he meant it. The company’s original founder Lattimore “Lattie” Michael had dinner with the newly minted executive recently and says McDougall wants to focus on the quality of the fast food restaurant’s products […] [...]

Iron Horse at starting gate for new run as eater-live music venue

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Iron Horse Grill, JACKSON, restaurants

Nothing gives new life to an old horse like a $6-million deal coming together. Joseph Simpson and his partners are witnessing the first turning of dirt at the 320 West Pearl Street home of the long-abandoned Iron Horse Grill, capping a lengthy effort to bring the fire-damaged structure back to life as a downtown destination […] [...]

Ex-Connecticut inn owner accused of bilking investors for resort project

LAKESHORE — A former owner of New London, Conn.’s, historic Lighthouse Inn is facing a trial in federal court on charges she helped defraud $1.7 million from investors in a resort project in Mississippi. Maureen Clark of Stonington and her former business partner, Cristopher Plummer of Lyme, were accused of using much of that money […] [...]

Commission gives nod to plans for Golden Nugget casino resort

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has approved the $150 million renovation plans for Golden Nugget Biloxi casino resort. The Sun Herald reports the proposal now goes to the city council. Officials say the sale of the Isle Casino to Landry’s Golden Nugget is expected by August but the property won’t be re-branded until all […] [...]

Coast man gets 12-plus years in prison for fraudulent oil spill claims

GULFPORT ­ A Gulfport man, identified as the mastermind of a family scheme to illegally obtain about $100,000 in oil spill recovery money, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced 50-year-old Bobby Earl Keys to 12½ years in prison for claiming lost […] [...]

Sunflower County’s Claiborne brought good taste to America

Craig Claiborne falls into the category of Mississippians who made good. The quiet gentleman from Indianola had a tremendous influence on eating in America. He was reared in his mother’s boarding house where he ate traditional Southern cooking, which we know is tasty but laden with fat and calories. It was quite a leap from […] [...]

Coast casinos up, riverboats down in April

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Revenue for Mississippi Coast casinos was up in April, but the take at river casinos dropped, depressing the overall revenue at the state’s gambling halls. The state’s casinos won 1.2 percent less money, with revenues falling to $187 million last month from $189.3 million in April 2011. Casinos in the Gulf Coast […] [...]

Shrimp season opening date set for May 30

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has set the opening date of the 2012-2013 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m., May 30. Shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, except south of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities, except […] [...]

Buffett to personally greet first Margaritaville guests this evening

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett says he knows how to put on a show. Supporters of the Margaritaville casino in Biloxi are counting on it as the gambling hall opens today. Margaritaville is among the smallest casinos approved by Mississippi regulators in recent years, raising concerns that it would steal business from competitors in the market, […] [...]

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