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Some Families Still Waiting for Pandemic Food Benefits

About 345,000 Mississippi children were set to receive a benefit of $375 per child through the Pandemic EBT program, according to the state. The Mississippi Department of Human Services said ...

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CAPE Publications, Meals That Heal and The Village at Livingston

Husband and wife Yasmin Gabriel and Eric Collins opened Meals That Heal together with their friend Detrice Roberts and chose Aug. 29 as the opening day because it coincides with ...

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Chef Newsome’s Cookoff-Winning Fall Chili

Rashanna Newsome, sous chef at The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, has shared the fall chili recipe she used to win the Pro-Bowl Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser that Pelican Cove hosted ...

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Jerk City Grille Represents Caribbean Cuisine in the Metro

After years of working in the food industry, Ridgeland resident Wendell Brewster decided “it was time to invest in myself” and opened a food truck in April of this year. ...

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Heirloom Tomato Fattoush Salad

With a month and change left in the summer, Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen and Aplos Simple Mediterannean has provided the Jackson Free Press with a ...

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Mississippi Brewery Road Map

The Magnolia State harbors more than a dozen locally owned breweries that supply Mississippians and travelers alike with a variety of stouts, sours and everything in-between.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Own ‘Fit to Eat’ Aires Nationally on Create TV

“Fit to Eat,” an original program created by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is now officially part of the Create® TV channel’s lineup, airing nationwide on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 ...

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2021 Metro Restaurant Debuts

Since January, the metro has welcomed new restaurants presenting foodstuffs from varying culinary backgrounds.

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Jefferson’s Grill: Barbecue Advice from an Old-School Pitmaster

Jackson native Roche Jefferson entered the food industry around nine years ago, working as a manager for two years before opening his own restaurant and catering service, Jefferson’s Grill.

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Sunflower Oven: Proving Bread and Baking Bliss

Chicago-born Jackson transplant Robert Raymond has been enriching the metro-baking scene with his artisanal bread since opening Sunflower Oven in 2017.

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Dogmud Tavern: Gaming Bar Fosters Local Nerd Community

Since Ridgeland-based gaming bar Dogmud Tavern opened on April 1, 2021, patrons have come far and wide to immerse themselves in the experience, with some guests traveling hundreds of miles.

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2021 Easter Brunch Offerings

Jackson's local restaurants have all you could ever want when it comes to Easter brunch. Here is some of what's on offer for this year's holiday season.

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Fine and Dandy: Defining Jackson’s Food Identity

Much like Memphis' barbecue, New Orleans' creole dishes, Philidelphia's cheesesteaks and New York City's pizzas, MH Ventures hopes to help the Jackson area similarly define its food identity.

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‘Donate A Dish’ Program Feeds Homeless Jacksonians for Easter

Wright's Foundation for Better Communities is gearing up for its third-annual Donate A Dish event to serve home-cooked meals to homeless individuals at Stewpot Community Services' Opportunity Center from March ...

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Local Chef Nurtures a New Generation of Cooks

The old saying "if you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for McKinley Pierce—the idea helped him define and develop his passion for food.

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