Food & Drink


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Warm and Comforting

I like nothing more than spending time planning meals, then chopping and dicing ingredients to create them. There are times, though, when it's nice to have something less involved but ...

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On the (Food) Scene

The Jackson area's restaurant scene seems to grow every time you look, and the last few months have been no exception. Here are some of the new local food and ...

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New Places to Chill

Jackson had an icy winter, but it isn't quite over yet because a new kind of ice is coming to town, and it's a good kind. Just in time for ...

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Gathering 'Round the (Ethnic) Kitchen

Though Jackson is not New York City, it does have plenty to offer in its variety of ethnic restaurants. If you want to try your hand at cooking different foods, ...

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No Wine-ing

The Jackson Free Press has its annual beer tasting around summer, and we enjoy it a lot. However, for the spring food issue, we decided to try something a little ...

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Lou’s Full Serv: Energizing Southern Staples

Since its inception in March 2014, Lou's Full-Serv Neighborhood Kitchen has made itself into an eclectic hideaway tucked in a quiet corner of a district where faces are familiar and ...

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Energy for Brunching

While store-bought granola can have many added sugars, homemade granola can be much healthier for you, with nuts, grains and dried fruits—all good stuff.

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Sitting at the Chef’s Table

Ordering the same thing at your favorite restaurant can get old fast. That's why I was excited to learn about a new offering at the Fairview Inn's 1908 Provisions: the ...

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An Oyster Paradise

Lucky for Jacksonians, Chef Renee Erickson's prolific food presence in the Pacific Northwest and knowledge of the area's cuisine and ingredients will lend a fresh element to her guest chef ...

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Cooking on the Fly

Before any meal preparation begins, chef Nick Wallace walks his whole kitchen at Mississippi Museum of Art's The Palette Cafe by Viking.

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St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at Home

The parade is Jackson's iconic way to celebrate the holiday and the coming of spring. But even if you're not going to join the festivities, these recipes give you a ...

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Easy Being Green

It's time for the annual Mal's St. Paddy's Parade, and many Jacksonians are getting ready for parade day. In addition to the traditional festivities, many local business establishments are ready ...

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Zeek'z Mediterranean Vibes

After the Flowood location of Aladdin closed in 2014, the area was short a Mediterranean option. On Monday, Feb. 16, Sean Alexander filled that gap when he opened Zeek'z House ...

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Meals for a Busy Life

I have some quick and easy recipes that will help you make family dinners a rousing success, including my 30-minute taco soup. These are recipes you can prepare in advance ...

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Samoan Treats

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for almost 50 years to raise money for the organization and to teach the girls goal-setting and people skills.