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Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal networking organization. Today, it is ...

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Coast city launches 'Pelican Pound' promotional campaign

A Mississippi Gulf Coast community has unveiled a new effort to keep consumer spending within its city limits. The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau has launched new items to promote the “totally locally” Pelican Pound campaign to help encourage residents and visitors to buy local. The new campaign features pelican artwork by artist Elizabeth Huffmaster. The pelican pound, ...

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Sal & Mookie's signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, have entered into ...

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It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

By Dennis Seid / Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s the news many of you have been waiting for: The Daily Journal has gotten confirmation that the lease is signed, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries is opening a location in Tupelo. As the Journal first reported last year, the restaurant will open in the King’s Crossing retail center, which is home ...

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Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open in Gulfport

Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open at 11240 U.S. 49N Unit B in Gulfport. The restaurant serves beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, smokehouse salad, chicken Caesar salad, barbeque beans, potato salad, jalapeño beans, fried okra, assorted desserts and then some. John Lockett is the owner.

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Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula has opened its restaurant

The Hilton Garden Inn at 2703 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula, owned by LaFont Inn LLC, has opened its restaurant. The extensive menu includes breakfast (grits, oatmeal, link sausage, applewood smoked bacon, omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, French toast, seasonal fruit, assorted cereal) and also these items among lots of others: Southern BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken, chicken ...

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Restaurants beating back the recession

The Mississippi restaurant industry has climbed back from the hit it took during the recent recession to show $3.2 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal year, up six percent from the previous year. Employment was up by 2.9 percent to a total of 80,835. “The rest of the story is that 80,835 figure puts us only back to ...

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Lauren Rogers museum celebrates 90 years as cultural hub

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a treasure for Laurel, Jones County and the whole state of Mississippi. This gem opened in 1923 on a tree-lined street in the historic district of Laurel. It was established by the family of Lauren Rogers as a legacy to this young man who died at the age of 23. He was an ...

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Golden Nugget stakes its claim on the Coast

Late on the afternoon before the Golden Nugget’s big debut in Biloxi, general manager Jim Hoskins sounded calm and cool. “We have a great team,” Hoskins said by way of explaining his no-sweat attitude before the official unveiling of the new brand. The next day, on June 21, the ribbon was ceremoniously cut on the first phase of a transformation ...

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