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First Look at our SOUPer Bowl Line-up…

Super Bowl weekend is almost here, and the Broncos and Panthers aren’t the only teams getting ready for a heated contest. This Saturday, the Starkville Convention & Visitors Bureau presents our annual SOUPer BOWL, and ten of your favorite local restaurants will be vying for bragging rights! The 2016 SOUPer Bowl will be held on Saturday, February… More

Look Book: A Harvest of Fall Tablescapes

Gameday tailgating, Halloween and harvest dinners, Thanksgiving with family and friends… the table is richly spread this autumn with countless ways to savor Starkville. Gathering for the season means sharing hospitality with all the trimmings. We sought the expertise from our friends at Starkville’s Flowers By the Bunch, Occasions and Thyme for ways to reflect the harvest… More

Starkville Ranks 5th Nationally in “Best Places to Open a Restaurant”

Restaurant Business Magazine’s August 2015 issue ranks Starkville No. 5 nationally in its “Best Places to Open a Restaurant” market index. Alongside larger beach and resort markets in the list, Starkville is one of two small towns gaining prominence as one of the best markets for restaurant growth. The list is part of the 2015 Restaurant Market Index, an… More

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

The 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… More

unWINE Downtown Wine List Announced

unWINE Downtown, our seasonal wine tasting and shopping event with Starkville Main Street members will return on Thursday, June 25 for the 2015 summer edition. The ladies-only event offers a chance to sample summer wine selections and light appetizer pairings, plus shop both trendy and traditional styles and wares from your favorite Downtown shops. unWINE Downtown features… More

Starkville Main Street Gearing up for Crawfish Boil on Friday

For the second year, Starkville Main Street will host the King Cotton Crawfish Boil, its annual fundraising event, on Friday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will culminate Starkville’s yearly Savor Our South spring culinary series with a showcase of great crawfish served up with traditional fixings — and a few surprises if local… More

Local Vendors Prepare for Market Opening on Saturday

You and your dinner table have missed them all winter long, but the wait is almost over! Opening Day is less than a week away, and your favorite returning Starkville Community Market vendors are getting their locally grown and crafted staples ready. The 2015 Market season will kick off this Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 a.m. at… More

King Cotton Crawfish Boil Features Team Cooking Competition

Are you ready to SHOW YOUR TAILS? Plans for the 2nd Annual King Cotton Crawfish Boil are underway, and we are excited to share a new component to the spring crawfish celebration! The Boil has been scheduled for Friday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Page Avenue in the Cotton District. The event will feature the inaugural King Cotton… More

Starkville Restaurant Week Culminates with Charity Awards

The 3rd annual Starkville Restaurant Week capped off a successful event yesterday with the presentation of $5000 to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, our grand prize charity winner. The check was presented to the clinic by Cadence Bank, SRW Presenting Sponsor, at a press conference held at the Cadence Bank Plaza on Main Street…. More