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Starkville Brings in 19 “Bests” in the Mississippi Magazine’s 2015 Best of Mississippi

BestofMississippi-1The July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine is always highly anticipated around the state because each year it showcased the publication’s annual reader-voted “Best of Mississippi” list featuring favorite restaurants, shops, attractions and more from across the state. We are very proud that Starkville is home to a whopping 72 mentions, including 19 “Best Of” designations in the 2015 list! Congratulations to all our local winners for your creativity, dedication to service and contribution to Mississippi’s College Town. You make us proud!

Starkville’s BEST include shopping at Deep South Pout, Polka Tots, and Aspen Bay, dining at Little Dooey, Umi, and Strombolis, and many more! Take a look at what a few of our winners had to say…

Jay Yates, The Veranda
“All credit goes to the Veranda staff. From Minnie Williams and executive chef Andrew Mathews who prepare our blue plate everyday, to the service staff who ensure our guests are served in a very prompt, gracious manner. Thanks to all our guests who love what we do and who have supported us through the years.”

Ty Thames, Restaurant Tyler
“It is always a honor when your customers recognize you as being one of the best within your field. I take great pride in what I do and representing my community. It always humbles me when the community reciprocates my work in such a positive way.”

Michelle Tehan, The Biscuit Shop
“To say that I am living a dream is a total understatement!! We have customers that encourage myself & our staff every day. It’s overwhelming the love & support we feel from this town and customers all over the state. To have them vote us Best Bakery/Sweet Shop in the state of MS is more than I could ever imagine!! The early mornings, keeping small batches, everything done by hand…our hard work has been recognized by our entire state. That’s an overwhelming feeling. We are so thankful for such an awesome customer base that really feels like family.”

Deep South Pout
“We are so honored to be a part of this prestigious list. We walk into work each day with a goal of serving our customers better than anyone else. We don’t always get it right, but this award definitely reassures us that it still matters to treat people the way we’d want to be treated. And we love that the city of Starkville was so well-represented! Starkville is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live!”

George Sherman, George Sherman Clothiers
“A heartfelt thank you to all who voted George Sherman the best men’s store in Mississippi. The true credit goes to Trey Templeton and Michael Sherman for the many unselfish hours of making customers feel comfortable and welcome while they shop and for sharing my true passion for quality and service. Starkville is a great place to shop but more importantly….it’s a wonderful place to live.”


Be sure to pick up a copy of the July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine to see the full Best of Mississippi issue including a list of Starkville mentions! What a fine showcase of what Starkville — and Mississippi — has to offer!