FOOD

“Only the best is found in Mississippi...”

- Robert St. John, Viking Cooking School

Mississippi cuisine defies categorization. And, in some cases, it defies imagination. From catfish to comeback sauce, from tamales to traditional Southern sweets, from shrimp to slugburgers to sweet potatoes, Mississippi's culinary heritage has food to please every palate. Our state is home to James Beard award-winning chefs and noted national food writers, as well as some of the best home cooks and out-of-the way diners to be found anywhere.

DRINK

“Only the best is found in Mississippi...”

- Robert St. John, Viking Cooking School

Food and drink are at the core of Mississippi culture and history. There’s a saying around here: “Food brings people together at the community table.” We find great joy in sharing the Mississippi story through the heirloom recipes, family-owned restaurants and farm-to-table menus full of our most celebrated dishes. Whether you’re seeking authentic Delta-style hot tamales, an upscale twist on Southern cuisine, or a sampling of Mississippi craft brews or a sip of sweet tea, the next meal always holds something special for you.

  • Mississippi Blues Marathon

    February 29 @ 7:00 am - February 29 @ 7:00 pm

    The 13th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on February 29, 2020, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind. Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our 10, or 5k. You …

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