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.

  • Natchez Spring Pilgrimage

    March 16 - April 16

    Natchez, established in 1716, high on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Mighty Mississippi, has more than 600 examples of Antebellum Architecture. During our Pilgrimage seasons more privately owned historic homes open their doors than any other time of the year. Natchez is treasured worldwide as a living museum of southern history and a hallmark of …

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  • PGA Tour’s Rapiscan Systems Classic

    March 25 - March 31

    Don’t miss the PGA Tour’s Rapiscan Systems Classic on March 25-31 st the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino’s breathtaking Fallen Oak golf course in Biloxi on March 25-31, where the best of the best will compete.

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  • Juke Joint Festival

    April 11 - April 14

    Plan now for the 16th annual Juke Joint Festival in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi — one of the friendliest festivals in the world. Hotel rooms book up fast, so don’t wait. The main event is Saturday, April 13, 2019, with related events that Thurs.-Sun., April 11-14.

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