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STEAK WARS — Koestler Prime strikes first

An hour after the city of Ridgeland issued its last permit to the restaurant mid-afternoon last Thursday, Scott and Julie Koestler decided – what the heck – let’s open tonight. And so they did. Julie posted it on Facebook. But it was not like there was  a complete  surprise to the opening of Koestler Prime in Renaissance at Colony Park. ...

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Joshua Stambaugh appointed to Dave’s Triple B Restaurant

Joshua Stambaugh has been appointed to Front of House Manager at Dave’s Triple B Restaurant in Jackson. Stambaugh started his restaurant as a teenager at Newk’s in Ridgeland. When Chef David Raines served as Executive Chef during the first year of Seafood R’evolution, Stambaugh was brought in to assist with the wine cellar. When Dave’s Triple B: The Butcher, The ...

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McDonald’s restaurants expect to hire 4,500 in Mississippi this summer

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 4,500 restaurant employees in Mississippi to better serve customers this busy season. This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program, ...

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Pitbull to open Miami-themed lounge on Mississippi coast

Rapper Pittbull is going to Mississippi to open a new a Miami-themed lounge inspired by his Florida hometown. News outlets report that Armando Christian Perez, whose stage name is Pitbull, will be at the opening of the iLov305 Nightlife and Cocktail Lounge inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The hotel says in a statement that two days of festivities ...

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Greenville could join list of cities allowing alcohol to go

A city in the Mississippi Delta could join the list of places where people can walk out of bars and restaurants with alcoholic drinks in to-go cups. The leader of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Daniel Boggs, has given city leaders a proposal to consider. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Greenville “leisure and recreation district” would be downtown, away from homes and ...

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Fate of Po’ Monkey’s hinges on settlement of estate

By JACK WEATHERLY There are two questions about a historic Delta juke house: 1.) Can Po’ Monkey’s work without Po’ Monkey? 2.) Can the house be moved from the cotton field where it sprang up in the rich soil and culture of the Delta? Willie Seaberry, aka Po’ Monkey, died July 14, 2016. He had a life estate at the ...

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Ramey named Reunion’s Food & Beverage Director

Robert Ramey was recently appointed Food and Beverage Director at Reunion Golf and Country Club. Ramey has developed 5-Star properties in his more than 35 years of managing golf clubs, resorts, hotels and real estate properties. Ramey will be on the management committee searching for an Executive Chef to lead the culinary team in Reunion’s clubhouse scheduled to open in ...

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