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Sanderson ‘19th hole’ plays big for steak houses and economy

By JACK WEATHERLY After 18 holes of playing or following players, the question is: what’s next? The 19th hole for many after one of the rounds leading up to and including the Sanderson Farms Championship Tournament was a nice white-tablecloth steak house. Those in the vicinity of the Country Club of Jackson got a bump in revenue and golf tales. ...

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Vote on liquor and wine sales set in south Mississippi city

Voters in one south Mississippi city will decide this week whether they want wine and liquor to be sold along with beer. WDAM-TV reports Collins will hold a referendum on wine and liquor sales on Tuesday. Beer sales have been legal in the city limits for decades, although surrounding Covington County prohibits all alcohol sales. Collins City Clerk Suzette Davis ...

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New-style Krystal model debuts in south Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Krystal opened its first cafe that specialized in the tiny, square hamburgers during the Great Depression. The first customer in the original stand in Chattanooga in 1932 ordered six hamburgers and a cup of coffee for a total of 35 cents, according to the company. The company did not respond to a request for a breakdown on ...

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Matt Jones named food & beverage manager at Reunion Golf & Country Club

Matt Jones Matt Jones, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named Food & Beverage Manager at the new Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. Jones joins Reunion after five years as General Manager with McAlister’s Deli in Hattiesburg, where he wore many hats, from Human Resources, budgeting, marketing and corporate management. Matt will be responsible for ...

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1 of South’s last Bonanza eateries to close, leaving 15 open

The second to last Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant left below the Mason-Dixon Line is closing its doors after 45 years. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Thursday that owner John Mason has confirmed his Tupelo, Mississippi, franchise is closing. Mason says the building occupied by the business is under contract to be sold to Dollar General Corp., which plans to build ...

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Shops, eatery thrown into the Renaissance mixture

By JACK WEATHERLY The mix, if not the churn, at Renaissance at Colony Park continues. The lifestyle shopping mall in Ridgeland is marking its 10th anniversary as new and newish tenants arrive and even an old tenant returns. Newish? The Aerie subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters opened last month. AEO, of course, has been around for four decades as a ...

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206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House opening downtown Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – After nearly three years of running Southern Steak & Fish, owner Blake Estes has decided to go in another direction. He closed the restaurant on Industrial Road over the weekend, but is opening a new restaurant in about three weeks. It will be called 206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House. It will ...

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STEAK WARS 2 — MM Shapley’s – second of 2 restaurants with a common history – opens

MM Shapley’s opened Monday night. The steak and seafood restaurant had been known simply as Shapley’s for 20 years. That is a name associated with some of the finest dining in metro Jackson. MM Shapley’s is in the very same place, tucked into a New Orleans-style garden at No. 868 on Centre Street, which meanders northward from County Line Road ...

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Rene Bajeux named Executive Chef at Reunion Golf & Country Club

French Chef Rene Bajeux will lead the culinary team at Reunion Golf & Country Club when the 33,000 square foot, $15 million clubhouse opens this summer. Bajeux, who joins Reunion from New Orlean’s Dickie Brennan restaurants, where he was the Chef In Residence at all four restaurants, including the Palace Cafe. Bajeux was born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine, France, He ...

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