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DeRego’s Bread is Committed to Reviving the Local Food Culture One Loaf at a Time

Regulars at the Starkville Community Market on Saturdays know that shoppers who want fresh-baked Starkville sourdough bread better arrive early. That’s because the authentic baked concoctions of DeRego’s Bread go fast! Late-comers looking for freshness to make a summertime BLT might only find a few tasty samples left at DeRego’s market tent. The popularity of founder and master… More

Starkville Earns Over 70 Honors in Mississippi Magazine’s Annual Best of Mississippi Awards

Mississippi Magazine’s much-anticipated 2016 “Best of Mississippi” reader-voted awards published this week in the magazine’s July/August issue, and we are so proud of the Starkville community for earning a record-breaking 74 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 17 “Best of Mississippi” honors  and 57 “M-List” honors. The awards are voted on each year by… More

STARKVILLE MAIN STREET HONORED AT MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. Among the… More

Recap: Starkville “Smokin” at Atlanta Food and Wine Fest

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on June 2-5, and the best description was “smokin’“! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau for two events showcasing the tastes of… More

Chef Ty Thames Hones His Role as Starkville’s Farm to Table Ambassador

Locals and visitors to Mississippi’s College Town know that Starkville’s authentic farm to table goodness needs no greater showcase than a table at Restaurant Tyler, Bin 612, or The Guest Room. Owner and executive chef, Ty Thames, has nurtured these unique restaurant concepts in Downtown Starkville with a commitment to honest cuisine that’s rooted in the deep… More