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

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...]

Two Brothers Smoked Meats

It's Taco Tuesday, and we're excited to share our next stop on Mississippi's Culinary Town, our video series featuring the best of Starkville's culinary community along with kid chef, Mark Coblentz, and local food critic, Jay Reed! Take a look at the guys' adventure with Barton Dinkins, chef at Two Brothers Smoked Meats, and then read Jay's review. Your tastebuds will thank you for Taco Tuesday with a Southern twist... Those who know … [Read more...]

Central Station Grill

The Quick Bite: The Restaurant: Central Station Grill The Executive Chef: Leon Jefferson The Dishes: Appetizer -- Double-Battered Fried Okra with Chipotle Ranch Sauce Salad: Crawfish Caprese Entrees: Pesto Crusted Catfish on Almond Basmati Rice Pilaf, with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade, and Broccoli/Mushroom/Andouille Stir Fry Springtime Shrimp Primavera Farfalle Desserts: New York Style Cheesecake with Bourbon Pecan Glaze Salted Caramel … [Read more...]

Restaurant Tyler

The Quick Bite: The Restaurant: Restaurant Tyler The Executive Chef: Tyler Thames The Chef de Cuisine: John Fitzgerald The Pastry Chef: Claudia “Bery” Gordon The Dishes: Soup -- Beet Bisque with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction Appetizers -- Duck Boudin BBQ Okra Brunch -- Omelet Sandwich French Toast Sandwich Entree -- Ribeye Steak with Cave-Aged Blue Cheese Desserts -- Stuffed Pancake Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Sweet Potato … [Read more...]

The Camphouse

The Quick Bite: The Restaurant:  The CampHouse The Chef Team:  Everette Hill Jordan Hartley The Parfait Maven: Leslie “L.J.” Jennies The Dishes: The J-Hon Salad Patty Melt with Seasoned Fries BBQ Pork Mac-n-Cheese S’mores Cheesecake Parfait The Details: For much of my life I have heard friends talk about going to “the camphouse.”  There is good bit  of meaning tied up in that compound word.  It might be a base of operations for hunting, … [Read more...]

Starkville Earns 67 Best of Mississippi Honors

If you haven't had a chance to browse Mississippi Magazine's 2017 "Best of Mississippi" reader-voted awards in the magazine's July/August issue, you are in for a treat! We are so proud of the Starkville community for earning 67 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 15 "Best of Mississippi" honors  and 52 "M-List" honors. The awards are voted on each year by magazine readers through online balloting and … [Read more...]