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Statewide seafood cooking contest slated for Slavonian Lodge

Are you wondering which Mississippi chef is the best at concocting delicious seafood dishes? Well, an answer is coming soon. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth-Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on May 30. The statewide cooking competition will run from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi. The cooking competition, emceed ...

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St. John, officials celebrate reopening of new-look Purple Parrot

HATTIESBURG — Robert St. John and state and local officials gathered today for the re-opening of the newly remodeled Purple Parrot Café and the addition of the new dining establishment, Branch. The renovation marks an investment of $1.3 million. “Today is an exciting day as we re-open the Purple Parrot Café in Hattiesburg and welcome the addition of Branch,” said ...

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An exception to the rule

Restaurant group’s sales are up in Hattiesburg By Amy McCullough See “Why Businesses Are Not Expanding,” July 11, 2011. Many restaurants took a hard hit during the Great Recession as patrons chose to eat out less or choose less expensive venues. New South Restaurant Group in Hattiesburg, however, barely suffered. Owner and executive chef Robert St. John, who opened the ...

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Dining Out Spotlight: Purple Parrot, Hattiesburg

St. John: Restaurant biz was love at first site While sitting out a few semesters from his studies at the University of Southern Miss, Robert St. John took a job at a local restaurant. “I fell in love with it,” he said. “I knew from pretty much when I started working there that that was what I was supposed to ...

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