NEWS on LIFE, WORK, & PLAY in Mississippi's College Town

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 the New South being created by Starkville restaurateurs. Chef Ty was among a select number of … [Read 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 South and seasoned with culinary experience from across the globe. From local … [Read more...]

Starkville Main Street Associations Presents Annual Awards

Each year, Starkville Main Street presents a slate of awards to businesses and organizations who have positively impacted Downtown Starkville districts in the areas of development, property renovation, and retail promotion. The 2014 awards were presented last week at the annual meeting of the Main Street Association held at Restaurant Tyler Upstairs. Congratulations to these winners! Best Adaptive Re-Use Project – Gallery 106, Tabor … [Read more...]

Fire Station Park: Meet the New Home of Starkville Community Market

Tucked away at the end of Russell Street between Lampkin and the unused Kansas City Southern Railway track, you'll find Fire Station Park, a tiny oasis in the bustle of Downtown Starkville.  You may have visited the park for one of the city's 9/11 commemorative ceremonies or even seen folks walking the track occasionally. You've surely driven by the plot next to Fire Station No. 1 on your way to the Central Station Grill to the west or Little … [Read more...]

It’s Easy Being Green During Starkville Restaurant Week… St. Patrick’s Day Faves

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! We hope you're wearing green today to celebrate the luck of the Irish! Regardless, there will be no pinching when it comes to Starkville Restaurant Week, because our participating restaurants have concocted plenty of green selections to highlight the day. Whether it's guac and chips from Taco Del Mar, or your favorite salads from The Veranda or Sweet Peppers Deli, it's the perfect day to get your green on! We asked a … [Read more...]

Viewpoints: Brian Kelley on Why “Local” Matters So Much to Our Community

We're starting a new series for Starkville Insider today... Viewpoints, an opportunity for us to share the unique perspectives of people who are impacting Starkville and Oktibbeha County in positive ways. With upcoming installments, we'll be seeking out residents, business folks, leaders and other influencers to find out their views of the Starkville community -- in their own words! Last month, we caught up with Brian Kelley, an attorney with … [Read more...]