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All You Can Eat BBQ (You Read That Right)

It happens to me more than I care to admit. I sit and stare in awe and wonder and say to myself – and sometimes to unsuspecting warm bodies nearby – the oh-duh phrase: “Why didn’t I think of that?” Often, this phrase is closely followed by another: “We’ll soon wonder how we ever lived […]

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Show It To Save It: Café Olé in Fondren

What is “Show it to Save it?” Well, when you show your EatJXN Card, you get great deals. This week, explore what you can get at Fondren favorite Café Olé! Next time you drive down North State Street in Fondren, allow your eye be drawn to the bright green and orange sign hanging from the front […]

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Stress-Free Family Breakfast On the Go… No Joke!

A disorganized mom, an exhausted dad, and a tired toddler all stop for breakfast on a busy workday morning. NO, this is not a joke.  This was my family last Friday. Fortunately, I can report that this real life story actually has a very happy ending, thanks to Steve’s Uptown Café and Bakery. While my […]

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Big Apple Inn: More Than Just a Sandwich

If you have lived in the metro Jackson area for any length of time, chances are you have probably heard the name Big Apple Inn come up in conversation.  But have you been there? Big Apple Inn has two locations. The original is on Farish Street, an area in downtown Jackson that used to be […]

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Over the Moon for Under $10 During Jackson Restaurant Week!

As a recent college graduate there’s one thing that makes Jackson Restaurant Week even more awesome. Yes, there’s already the two full weeks of delectable foods, the charitable donation of 10k in cold hard cash, the 58 great local Jackson restaurants… but if you’re on a budget, know what makes it even better? The Under $10 menu, friends. […]

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Authentic Mississippi Delta Tamales at Tony’s Tamales

I was first introduced to Tony’s Tamales at last summer’s Southern Crossroads Music & Tamale Festival, and my husband and I have been fans ever since. During the festival, I got the opportunity to chat with the man behind the tamale, and his story may be one of the reasons why Tony’s Tamales is always my number one […]

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Hectic Schedule? Tasty Takeout = Less Stress

This time of year, your schedule gets busy. That whole end-of-school-year schedule sets in, with graduations, music and dance recitals, baseball games, awards days, school programs, exams, half-days… with so much vying for your attention, make mealtime stress-free with these convenient and tasty take-out ideas from local restaurants in the Jackson metro area. The seven ideas […]

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The Cotton Kitchen in Ridgeland: Blue Plates Done Right

Blue Plate Specials are a Southern staple, and there’s a reason the Blue Plate has been around for so long. Quick, easy, and more often than not, downright delicious. Why mess with a good thing? Chef Chris Haley at Ridgeland’s The Cotton Kitchen agrees. Every day at lunch,  this chef’s Mississippi restaurant, with its signature […]

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Aw, Shucks! Suck the Shucks Hot Tamales in Clinton

In a world where there seems to be a lot of craziness, occasionally, Providence wins. Take today, for instance. This morning, while taking our son to day care (via the same route we have been taking for nearly 2 years), we passed the gas station sign we’ve been passing for awhile: “Suck the Shuck Tamales, […]

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