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The Book Mart, Bully Shop & Café

Take a break from your busy schedule and curl up with a delicious cup of coffee, a pastry, and a good book, at the Book Mart & Café on Main Street. You can sit at a table in the café to people watch or climb the stairs to the more private (and cozy) reading area. Bully Shop & Café, which opened in 2008, is the perfect spot to meet your friends for a down-home cooked meal. Some of the menu favorites include cranberry & pecan … [Read more...]

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

Serving Southern BBQ in a Fun, Friendly Atmosphere If you’re shopping downtown and get a craving for barbecue, Moe’s Original BBQ is the place to go. With great menu options from pulled pork, ribs, smoked chicken, fried shrimp ‘moe’ boy, wings, fried catfish, and smoked turkey breast, you’ll find friendly service and mouth-watering food. Kiel Hebert and Whit Stucky opened the doors of Moe’s Original BBQ on Starkville’s Main Street in August … [Read more...]

The Starkville Café

A Starkville Tradition Since 1945 Come hungry when you visit this long-time staple of Starkville’s Main Street. On Game Day, you better come early, because the line will soon be stretching out the door. Locals and visitors alike come for the friendly atmosphere and the mouth-watering Southern meals just like your grandma made. The Café has been serving meals on Main Street since 1945. Owner John Peeples, who was born and raised in Starkville, … [Read more...]

Savor Our South Kicks-Off With Souper Bowl This Saturday

WHO'S SOUP WILL BE HOTTEST? SAVOR OUR SOUTH KICKS-OFF WITH SOUPER BOWL THIS SATURDAY! Each spring Mississippi’s College Town hosts various creative culinary events in our ‘Savor Our South’ event series. This year’s series kicks-off THIS Saturday with our annual SOUPer Bowl soup tasting contest. Fourteen local restaurants have signed-on to prepare and serve a delicious soup and allow attendees to vote on their favorite choice. Participants … [Read more...]

BIN 612

The Quick Bite: The Restaurant: BIN 612 The Chef de Cuisine: Paul Brasfield The Dishes: Late Night --  The Cramwich Chicken Fried Rice Nathan’s Hot Dog Cheese Fries Any other time -- BBQ Chicken Pizza BIN Burger Grilled Salmon Taco Fried Shrimp Taco The Details: I had a mission.  For a very long time I have been hearing about the late night menu at BIN 612.  But I am approaching “old codger” status when it comes to my ability to … [Read more...]

The Veranda

The Quick Bite: The Restaurant: The Veranda The Chef-Owner: Jay Yates The Dishes: Appetizer -- Stuffed Fried Green Tomato Entrees -- Striped Bass with Shiitake Risotto and Marinated Avocado Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Toast Dessert -- Chocolate Eclair Parfait The Details: What a great night to sit on the veranda.  The sun was setting, the air had a touch of crispness to it, and it was the end of a long Monday.  We were hungry, too, but we … [Read more...]

Recap: Starkville Serves Southern Classic at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on May 31 - June 3, and Starkville was cheesin' it up showcasing a Southern staple - pimento cheese! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau for several events showcasing the tastes of the New South being created by Starkville … [Read more...]