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11 JXN Eating the Blues John “Stax” Tierre brings more tunes and good eats.

45 Hub of Opportunity Soul City Hospitality bridges farms and community.

12 Hidden Gems A treasure hunt around the city.

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14 SECRET JXN Reconstruct This Temporary change after the Civil War. 16 EXPAT Rally Together Jennifer “Bingo” Gunter can’t keep quiet. That’s good.

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f you haven’t guessed already, I love to eat. Our staff photographer Imani Khayyam likes to make fun of me because when we get cookies on press day, I’m always the first to get up for my usual two chocolate-chip cookies. When we get Aladdin Mediterranean Grill for catering, I’m one of the first to get up and grab falafels. But it’s not that I just love eating or food. I love the camaraderie that surrounds it. I love baking cupcakes and bringing them to work the next day, watching as the staff members, one by one, come and grab one. Sometimes they compliAmber Helsel, ment me; sometimes they Assistant Editor don’t say a word and just eat their cupcake. I love how we gather around the table for staff members’ birthdays, excitedly talking about the cake flavor or how we’re going to split whatever treats we get. It’s a nice respite from crazy days at the office. I adore Christmas and Thanksgiving, mainly because my entire family spends a day together, just eating and talking. I’m a firm believer that food creates a sense of community. Our staff creates one every time we crowd around our snack table every Tuesday, ready to eat lunch in the middle of a busy press day for the Jackson Free Press, our weekly newspaper. We even create a sense of community purely by the fact that much of the food we eat is local. We order in Basil’s every Tuesday, and usually Broad Street Baking Company, Steve’s Deli (which is downstairs!), Aladdin, Jaco Taco’s or La Finestra for our editorial and staff meetings. We frequent Hal & Mal’s for Tuesday Pub Quiz, and I enjoy many pimiento cheese balls there. We often go to Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint together after a crazy night hosting our table at Fondren’s First Thursday. Most of us like to eat at local restaurants to both keep our money in the city and because it tends to taste better than a lot of food from major chains. We shop local; we dine local; we drink local. And personally, I’m a big believer in the idea of food trucks (see pages 42-44) and

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mobile dining options. They’re easy and fun, and they make me think Jackson’s food scene can play in the big leagues with places like New Orleans or Austin. It seems like every time I turn around, there’s a new food trend. This summer, Pop Culture Ice Pops set up their stand, and Deep South Pops opened in August. Around press time, I finally got to try Pop Culture (their watermelon ice pop is awesome), though I haven’t been to Deep South, yet. The city council recently passed a new ordinance saying that food trucks can now pretty much roam free without paying a fee for every spot, though they still have to stay 300 feet away from brick-and-mortar establishments, so now all of them can go almost anywhere. Soul City Hospitality also is beginning the ground work on its Up in Farms Food Hub (see pages 45-46), which will help salvage some of Mississippi’s unused farm land. This issue marks BOOM’s first foodfocused issue, and though much of my inspiration for story ideas and layouts came from Bon AppÊtit, it ended up being something uniquely Jackson. In it, we cover restaurant happenings and news, some of the local players on the food and drink scene, basically anything we thought Jacksonians should know about. As we do in every issue of BOOM, we also have a menu guide with ads from many local restaurants (see pages 29-41). I see this as a guide to Jackson’s food scene, but also an example of how food can bring us all together. Flip through the pages. Learn some stuff. Look at amazing photos from Imani and maybe a little more than usual from me. Maybe you’ll laugh. Maybe you’ll cry. But what I hope is that you too will see this as your guide to local food. I look forward to doing more of these issues in the future, and hope you enjoy it.

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ohn Tierre is no stranger to being the new kid. He moved from his hometown of Omaha, Neb., to Houston in 1989, and then moved to Jackson to study business administration at Jackson State University in 1995. Despite not being from Jackson originally, though, Tierre says he always felt accepted here. “Pastor Hickman Johnson of Farish Street Baptist Church, the Farish Street Association, Geno Lee with Big Apple (Inn)—everybody embraced me,” he says. Soon after earning his bachelor’s degree from JSU in 2000, he started a stream of new businesses on Ellis Avenue, including Stax Hip Hop and Urban Fashion, Red Room Hair Studio and a restaurant called Norma Ruth’s. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

Then, on July 24, Tierre, 38, created buzz in the historic Farish Street district with his latest venture, Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues. The businessman worked hard to create an atmosphere that differs from other Jackson venues and restaurant offerings, starting with putting a gourmet twist on traditional bar foods and shareables with Chef Brian Myrick. Tierre says guests at Johnny T’s can expect a different experience from Norma Ruth’s, due in part to the restaurant’s more mature setting. “(Customers) are going to spend some time with you, so you have to set ambiance,” he says. “… This is 25 and up, no white T-shirts, no athletic apparel. It’s for mature adults.” The ambiance extends to the bistro’s wall

John Tierre opened Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues on Farish Street in July.

murals depicting Farish Street in its heyday, along with legendary Mississippi blues musicians who played in the Crystal Palace building which now houses Johnny T’s. While the restaurant has a patio space and an upstairs music venue called 540, downstairs in the bar and restaurant area will be a major draw for Jackson’s music lovers. “We’ll play live music at least four times a week, from blues to jazz to R&B and spoken word,” Tierre says. Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues (538 N. Farish St., 601.954.1323) opens Monday through Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Closing times vary. For more information, find Johnny T’s on Facebook and Instagram. xx


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Cute JXN: Tom Ramsey’s Goats Tom Ramsey is known for a lot of things: He owns a popular restaurant in Jackson, La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735, eatlafinestra); he’s been on TV multiple times, such as on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games”; and he’s done things like host a James Beard House dinner. But lately, his followers on Facebook may be enjoying something else more. Besides his Jade Helm 15 videos (which were hilarious, by the way), he’s also been posting videos of his goats. In late 2014, Ramsey and his wife, Kitty Cook Ramsey, added two new members to their family: goats Bucky and Buttercup. In May of this year, Buttercup had a baby, which Ramsey and Kitty named Blossom; however, they later discovered that Blossom is actually a boy, so they renamed him Pat. Pat is now a few months old and spends his time bouncing around, playing, eating Ramsey’s grass and in general, being a cute Belhaven creature.

Little Known JXN: Fountainhead

After returning to the office, I set out to find exactly where the blue glass came from. I called Shelia Hardwell Byrd, the director of communications for Mayor Tony Yarber’s office. Understandably, she had no idea what I was talking about. She tried to ask someone in public works, but her contact there also had no idea what I was talking about, either. So, for now, the mystery remains. Robin Drive has little shards of glass embedded in the road, and no one knows (or admits to knowing) where it came from. Was it a local artist who took a creative liberty? Did someone break a dozen blue bottles while walking home one night? Was it aliens? Or was it just the asphalt mixer’s “happy accident”? Who knows? Do you?

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While Jackson will probably never host the Olympics, the city does play host to a similar event: the USA International Ballet Competition, and Jackson is the only one in the U.S. that can host it. It takes place every four years, the most recent of which was in 2014. The competition brings dancers and audience members from all over the world right here into our humble city. The Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson cover the event, and it is an incredible sight to behold. The competitors could do things that some people may only dream of doing, and acts such as Complexions, who used Queen as the soundtrack to one of their sets, were amazing. It was incredible to see so many people from all over the world in Thalia Mara Hall across Pearl Street from the BOOM offices.

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called the J. Willis Hughes House. Located at 306 Glen Way, it is Usonian, which generally refers to about 60 middleclass houses Wright designed to go on unusual and inI MA N I KH expensive sites. The AY YA M houses had no garage and were often L-shaped to fit around a garden terrace and were constructed with materials native to the area, with flat roofs and large overhangs for solar panels. In 1980, Fountainhead became part of the National Register of Historic Places.

A few months ago on Nextdoor Fondren, an area resident asked the forum members if they knew where the robin egg-colored glass in Robin Drive’s asphalt came from. A mere coincidence? It sounded like a mystery worth solving. We set out to find LSEL HE exactly what the person meant when he said robin eggcolored glass. I imagined the shards would be larger, but they were so small that you had to look really close to see them. When I finally started to see the glass, it was just hints of blue in the blackness of the asphalt. If I weren’t looking hard enough, I wouldn’t have ever noticed them. As I drove a little further on Robin Drive, the glass disappeared.

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Frank Lloyd Wright believed that buildings and structures should be designed in harmony with its environment and human habitation, a concept he called organic architecture. The architect, who, in 1991, the American Institute of Architecture recognized as the greatest American one of all time, designed more than 1,000 buildings, 532 of which were completed. One of those is right here in Jackson: Fountainhead, also

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hen the Civil War ended in 1865, politics were remarkably similar to the current election cycle in Mississippi but with a twist: Democrats and Republicans were at odds over race issues. The Republican Party of the time—formerly the Free Soil Party—had ended slavery and was fighting southern (white) Democrats to expand voting and other rights for black people. Today, in 2015, a black Democrat is challenging a white Republican for governor. Since the South’s secession in 1861 and until his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln attempted to reunite the country. Once Andrew Johnson, who found black suffrage a distraction, became president, he wanted to reconstruct the union. On June 13, 1865, Johnson appointed William Sharkey, an anti-secession unionist, as provisional governor. During a state election, however, Mississippians elected Benjamin G. Humphreys, a general in the Confederate Army, as governor. Not yet pardoned for his treasonous actions, Humphreys didn’t have presidential approval for the position. Regardless, on Oct. 16, 1865, Humphreys had himself inaugurated and sworn in as the 26th governor of Mississippi. Ten days later, Johnson pardoned Humphreys, and his guber-

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natorial position was secure until federal troops removed him in 1868 due to failure to follow the federal Reconstruction plan. Humphreys, a white supremacist, believed, “The Negro is free, whether we like it or not. … To be free, however, does not make him a citizen or entitle him to political or social equality with the white race.” The Legislature had quickly passed “An

Thus began a short era of black political equality in the state of Mississippi. Act to Confer Civil Rights on Freedmen and for Other Purposes” in 1865, making Mississippi the first state to pass a “Black Code.” It made interracial marriages punishable by life in prison, forced African Americans to rent within cities and required them to have proof of employment at all times. Rejected by northerners, the Code didn’t immediately take effect. But it was enough to compel Congress to delay Mississippi’s entry to the Union until Feb. 23, 1870. Thus began a short era of black political equality in Mississippi. Black people, some for-

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mer slaves, were elected to political office. They included U.S. Sens. Hiram Rhodes Revels, who served from 1870 to 1871, and Blanche K. Bruce, from 1875 to 1881. Mississippi Secretary of State James D. Lynch served 1869 to 1872. John R. Lynch, was elected first to the statehouse from 1872 to 1882, and then to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving 1869 to 1872 (now you know who Lynch Street is named after). The “unreconstructed” white population opposed this Republican regime. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan formed to terrorize black citizens, mostly Republican then, who attempted to exercise their rights. And the halcyon Republican days would soon end with the stalemated election of 1876. Dixiecrats agreed to give up the White House to Rutherford B. Hayes if federal troops left the South and allowed anti-black laws to take hold. The Great Compromise of 1877 meant that Mississippi’s Black Code was finally enacted, putting “Jim Crow” laws into place to keep blacks from voting and other legal equality. Jim Crow laws ruled Mississippi until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading Republicans to start courting miffed white southerners for decades now. Oh, and no African American has been elected statewide since Reconstruction. boomjackson.com


       

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concerning race issues. ven as a child, Jennifer After the Charleston mas“Bingoâ€? Holman Guntsacre of nine people, a serious er knew she wanted to national debate started about be an activist. the remaining states, including “Seeing friends of mine beSouth Carolina and Mississippi, ing treated differently from mythat still officially honor symbols self because of the color of their of the Confederacy, which was skin, I could never really keep formed to fight to maintain and quiet about it,â€? she says now. expand slavery. In her early 20s, Gunter Gunter decided to start a peworked in a bingo hall. After tition to change the Mississippi that, she began working at Hal state flag, removing the Confed& Mal’s, where Malcolm White erate emblem from it. would call her Bingo when she “It made me think that walked by. The name stuck. Guntmaybe this was a time Missiser is a native of Jackson, and gradsippi could change, too, with uated from Pearl High School in a national conversation about 1989. She obtained a bachelor’s race and history happening,â€? degree in 2006 and a master’s Gunter says. degree in 2009, both in southShe also attended rallies in ern studies from the University Columbia at the state capitol to of Mississippi. protest the Confederate flag there, Gunter now lives in Columand she was there when it was rebia, S.C., where she is a PhD moved from the South Carolina candidate in American history Capitol. She says that it is time at the University of South Caroto move forward and begin work lina. For her dissertation, she for change. is researching sexual politics in “I have never been the ‘look South Carolina, specifically the at me’ type of person,â€? Gunter work of feminists on issues such says. “I really want to emphasize as race, abortion and domestic paying attention to the issues, violence. Gunter is a woman’s and I want to get everyone to rights activist with a focus specome together and make a posicifically on reproductive rights tive change.â€? and the safety of women. Gunter does not plan to She also advocates against come back to Jackson after finracism and domestic violence, Jennifer “Bingoâ€? Holman Gunter (right), who is currently a PhD candidate in American history at the University of South Carolina, ishing her PhD in 2016. She says and for sex education and racial married Brad Gunter (left) in 2002. She is an activist who started that she will be going wherever reconciliation issues. an early petition after the murders in South Carolina to remove the a job is; however, she has famHer activism mainly in$POGFEFSBUFDBOUPOGSPNUIF.JTTJTTJQQJTUBUFĂ&#x;BH ily across the state, as well as volves educating the public on friends that she will always visit. the various problems women and people of color face. She hosts rallies as well as creates and distrib- Her mother, Janice Jordan, still lives in Jackson; her father, Bill Holman, lives in Pearl; and her grandmother, Yvonne Holman, lives in Bolton. She utes petitions. will also travel back to the state capital for the opening of the Mississippi “I always say as long as I am working for everyone to have a place at Civil Rights Museum, slated to open in 2017 in downtown Jackson. the table, no one can say anything bad about that,â€? Gunter says. Gunter married Brad Gunter in 2002 and has been married for 14 In Columbia, she works with groups such as Civil Justice, Black Lives Matter and South Carolina Courage, an organization that hosts discussions years. She was also the Jackson Free Press’ first assistant editor.

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s if city-center development isn’t tricky enough, going through four different mayors, several officials on the redevelopment authority assisting with financing, and fending off a lawsuit doesn’t exactly help expedite things. In the case of the downtown Jackson Westin hotel, announced in December 2011, it seemed like every six months rumors of a groundbreaking on the luxury hotel project circulated before dissipating into the heavy Mississippi air. // by R.L. Nave It’s no wonder then that on Aug. 4, the smile on the face of 39-yearold developer Joseph Simpson was so wide the corners of his mouth nearly touched the Pearl River. Simpson, the front man for Jackson-based Capital Hotel Associates LLC, said his company believes in the power of the creative economy and wanted to bring something different to Jackson, where he has lived since 2000. “Downtown is like the heart, and if it’s not beating, it will hurt Madi%PXOUPXO+BDLTPOJTHFUUJOHGBODJFSXJUIUIFTUBUFnTĂžSTU8FTUJO BSPPNIPUFMXJUIBEFTUJOBUJPO son and Rankin (counSFTUBVSBOUBOEPUIFSBNFOJUJFTSJHIUBDSPTTUIFTUSFFUGSPNUIFGFEFSBMDPVSUIPVTF ties),â€? Simpson said, speaking under a tent on the day of the Mississippi the Senate Economic Development Commitprimary elections. chitecture firm shares a headquarters with Eltee, said cities need such high-profile projects The groundbreaking brought together a don on State Street, cited an economic-impact to showcase the whole city. rare gathering of Republican state and Demostudy for the project, stating the 100-room “Jackson is on its way back,â€? he said. cratic local officials and business leaders. The hotel near State Street and Mitchell Avenue 205-room hotel is a $60-million project that will create $227 million in spin-off economic drew public money from the Jackson Redevelactivity and $17 million in local tax revenues Fondren Power opment Authority, Hinds County and the Misin a decade. For a long time, the idea of Jackson as sissippi Legislature. Decker said the additional ad valorem reva travel destination seemed foreign even to Westin is a high-end brand of hotels from enue would benefit Jackson’s oft-beleaguered capital-city denizens. Postcards featuring Stamford, Conn.-based Starwood Hotels, and infrastructure and support local schools; the Jackson landmarks can be hard to find; until the Jackson one will be the first in Mississippi. quality of each has long been an obstacle to the King Edward reopened in 2009, the same Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie is the Jackson’s ability to curb population loss and atcould be said for lodging in the middle of the construction company. Minnesota-based Wistract new residents. city. Three miles from the future site of the chermann Partners will operate the hotel, “If we’re not investing in Jackson and projWestin, another hotel project is getting upwhich will also feature 12,000 square feet of ects that have a positive impact, then we’re not and-going in Fondren. meeting space and a “destination restaurantâ€? going to contribute to the process of healing In July, Jackson-based Eldon Developthat founder Paul Wischermann said would be and making a vibrant inner city,â€? Decker told ment unveiled plans for a $20-million hotel “approachable, not stuffy.â€? an audience at Koinonia Coffee House in July. project that developers hope will infuse cash State Sen. John Horhn, who also chairs With Fondren’s addition to the National into the city’s coffers. Roy Decker, whose ar-

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worker positions, city officials said in an announcement. The modules it builds are used in residential rooftop solar installations. According to the company’s website, Seraphim expects the plant to be operational in August 2015, while the city’s release says “by the end of 2015.” Phase II will commence in 2016.

High-tech Retro Soon, the former McRae’s department store in north Jackson will look just as it did in 1963—at least from the outside. The inside is being converted into a data center for Baton Rogue-based technology company Venyu Solutions LLC. University of Mississippi Medical Center has a lease agreement with Venyu, which in February broke ground on a 16,000-square-foot facility for UMMC’s Center for Telehealth. The $35 million renovation, helped along with historic tax credits and an ordinance the city of Jackson passed in 2015 to create enterprise zones, will create 400 jobs and involve restoring the building’s original canopy. The city sited another enterprise zone in west Jackson around the Metrocenter mall. Ward 4 Councilman De’Keither Stamps said creating the zone helped the building, which was bank-owned until Jackson Commons LLC bought the building in November 2014.

Blizzards for West Jackson South Jackson’s loss of its Dairy Queen restaurant on Raymond Road last year will be west Jackson’s gain when a new one opens this fall. The restaurant, located on Ellis Avenue between Highway 80 and Jackson State University, will be the 31st Dairy Queen in Mississippi for Meridian-based Johnson Foods, said

the company’s vice president of operations Charles Mosley. The Raymond Road store stood for 50 years before the owners decided they wanted a fresh look and new scenery. “Rather than close the business, we looked at other locations,” Mosley told BOOM. “Being in that area is where we wanted to be.” The traffic along Highway 80, combined with the proximity to JSU, made west Jackson appealing. Mosley said the restaurant will serve breakfast and stay open late for students looking for a late snack. The company also hopes to open two or three more stores in the coming years, Mosley said. Owned by Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway, Dairy Queen’s brand is deeply rooted in family, a popular spot to stop for an afterchurch treat, Mosley said. “It’s nostalgic to go to your neighborhood Dairy Queen,” he said.

Chane Creates Wonder In the fall of this year, artists will have a new space to call home. Ron Chane, the mastermind behind Studio Chane, moved his screen-printing business to the old location of Mulberry Dreams in Fondren (3026 N. State St.) and put The Wonder Lab in his basement space at Fondren Corner (2906 N. State St.). Upon its completion, artists and creatives will be able to rent a collaborative art space for anywhere from $425 to $475. The lab will have a gallery that will be open during each Fondren’s First Thursday, and renters will receive business consultation and legal assistance. At the Oct. 1 Fondren First Thursday, Chane will host a grand opening gallery, though the open house is at the Sept. 3 event.

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Historic Register, the project could draw historic tax credits. Decker said plans call for using Kolb Grand Cleaners as the lobby of what he calls a higher-end hotel. Eldon has purchased the cleaners and six lots along the south side of Mitchell Ave., three of which Decker said will be demolished to accommodate the hotel. In addition, the Mississippi Development Authority could provide tourism rebates and, Decker added, the project could also qualify for tax-increment-financing from the city of Jackson and Hinds County because the hotel will require the construction of a 12-inch water line. Despite Fondren’s growth leading to more and more traffic congestion and parking problems, blueprints for the hotel do not yet contain plans for a parking garage. Decker’s researchers recently conducted a parking survey during the lunch hour and reported that an estimated 62 percent of parking spaces were unfilled. Decker said such projects have both economic and social benefits. In imagining the Fondren project, Decker’s group sought to rethink traditional mindsets behind building new hotels. For example, in deciding whether to include a pool, which is standard at many hotels, a team of researchers visited local hotels and observed few guests taking a dip. So, the project developers went with another more popular amenity: a rooftop bar—with a view of the Capitol dome. Separate from the hotel, but also in Fondren, Chinese solar company Seraphim plans to bring a $50-million manufacturing facility that will create an estimated 250 jobs during its first five years. The jobs will range from highlevel management to administrative and line

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Two Dog Farms // by Brian Gordon

Van (above) and Dorothy Killen began Two Dog Farms in 2013.

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an Killen shoos away two brown stinkbugs as he goes through dense rows of tomatoes, the tall vines stretching into a canopy above. Single lines of bright sunflowers interrupt the rows of squash, tomatoes and cantaloupe. These “trap crops” attract the meddlesome stinkbugs away from the more valuable produce that he handpicks during his 12-hour shifts. His work boots often caked in mud, Van Killen farms alongside full-time employee Cole Simpson, who passes hours amid the soil listening to history podcasts. Lorenzo Bautista and Jamie Hernandez work part-time as well. Van and his wife, Dorothy Killen, are particular about how Two Dog Farms cultivates the top produce-buying experience for their customers. Two years ago, they leased an eight-acre plot in Flora, just down the road from a Monsanto facility. “We try to do the exact opposite of those guys,” Dorothy says. Van and Dorothy denounce the use of chemicals on their produce, opting instead for a smaller, more environmentally sustain20

able operation. “I can’t even walk through a grocery store anymore, knowing how many hands have touched everything,” he says. The distance each produce item travels to get to supermarkets bothers Van as well. “Why get something from thousands of miles away when it can be gotten right up the street?” he asks. Raised on a Delta rice and soybean farm, he ditched his carpeted cubicle job at an environmental consulting firm in 2013 to get Two Dog off the ground. “I wanted to get people to know what they’re putting in their bodies,” Van says. The farm practices community-supported agriculture, a system where an upfront payment reaps weekly benefits for consumers, such as giant heirloom tomatoes, bell peppers half one color, half another, and eggplants so vibrantly purple and some so white they look painted. For $32 a week during spring and summer, members get a mutable combination of 10 seasonal items packed into a cardboard crate. The crates can be retrieved on Saturdays from the Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St., 601.354.6573), Tuesdays from the Madison the City Farmers Market on

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Main Street in Madison or Thursdays from Two Dog Farms itself. The farm also distributes to local restaurants such as The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., 601.398.4562), La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., 601.345.8735) and The Gathering at Livingston Mercantile (Livingston Church Road, Flora, 601.667.4282) Consumer pick-ups, though often brief, allow members to meet the man and woman who grew their produce and ask about their lives. “We want the connection between the producer and consumer,” Van says. More connections are being made now than ever. Two Dog Farms has grown from 20 members a year ago to 75 members today. The Killens’ newborn, Hazel, is Dorothy’s chief concern these days. The first-time parents plan to raise her in a house on the farm one day. Like her husband, Dorothy grew up farming. Her grandfather owned a cotton farm in Flora for 40 years. “It’s in my blood more than anything,” she says. For more information on Two Dog Farms (256 First St., Flora, 662.719.0285) visit twodogfarms.org. boomjackson.com


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im Burwell says his profession often ity as Vandeventer. He decided to settle for the Friday. By then, his page had 166 likes, and he had 50 knives to sharpen, each netting $5 to $7, next best thing: sharpening them. makes him feel like a drug dealer. He In March 2013, Burwell had just quit a job depending on the length. meets his customers at random locaNow, Burwell caters to both home and proworking at a local restaurant, so he decided tions, collects their packages and takes this was the perfect time to return to his knife- fessional chefs and restaurants in the Jackson them back to his Fondren home. area. On Saturdays, he sets up at Whole Foods sharpening endeavors. Burwell, who owns Burwell Blades and now cooks at Whole Foods in Jackson, lays the knives out on his kitchen counter and decides between his electric belt grinders or his grinding stones to sharpen them. He says he can perfect 10 knives per hour. He has a drop-off service at Everyday Gourmet (1270 E. County Line Road, 601.977.9258). The long-time cook’s interest in knives blossomed from his 40 years in the food industry. One day in 2010, after Burwell’s restaurant, the nowclosed MiMi’s Family and Friends, finished for the day, he went home and turned on the TV. A show about making Samurai swords happened to be on, and Burwell was instantly drawn to the process. Shortly afterward, he called a friend, Jim Pigott, who was a blacksmith Jim Burwell often sharpens blades in front of places such as Whole Foods Market in Jackson on Saturdays. in Gluckstadt, and asked him for help to combine his restaurant experience with his newfound passion for blades. Pigott then introduced him to Market (4500 Interstate 55 N., 601.608.0405) to “Most people don’t quit one job until they four other industry masters who acted as menhave another job lined up. I spent that weekend sharper people’s knives. tors to him. “When these people give me their knives, thinking ‘what the heck did I just do?’” he says. For a while, Burwell thought about mak“Then that Monday morning I thought, ‘Why I can get them sharper than when they first ing knives his side business, creating kitchen bought them,” he says. “I know these chefs dedon’t you just sharpen knives?’” versions for locals. Then, he met American He quit his restaurant job on a Friday, built velop relationships with their knives, and they Blacksmith Society member Terry Vandeventer. After seeing his work, Burwell realized that his Burwell Blades Facebook page on a Mon- put a lot of trust in me to do my job right.” Find Burwell Blades on Facebook. he could never make knives to the same qual- day and was back in business on that following


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Rick Miles (pictured) and his wife, Trayce Miles, started Hops and Habanas in 2004.

he Fondren Hops and Habanas’ wooden door with crystal panes opens to aisles and aisles of bottled beer sitting on shelves. The store has many selections, from commercial to craft. A wall of freezers spans from the first aisle to a bar area. The first one has about six different beer brands in it with five flavors each, and the Fondren store also has 21 beer taps, which can differ from Biloxi Beach Blonde to Lucky Town Ballistic, though Pabst Blue Ribbon is a constant. One of the owners, Trayce Miles, an Iowa native, met her husband, Rick, a Michigan native, while he was attending medical school through the U.S. Army in Des Moines, Iowa. The two married in 1992. Rick is an emergency-room doctor at Central Mississippi Medical Center, and Trayce handles 75 percent of the operations of Hops and Habanas. The couple opened its first location in 2004 in Madison, and the Fondren store opened in December 2014. The Madison location was the first site in this area to sell growlers, which are 32 or 64-ounce to-go jugs of craft beers filled from taps. The store also has a new back patio area with two TVs, a bar area and a stage for guest musicians. Hops and Habanas sells kegs through two distribution companies. The establishment does not allow purchased bottled beers to be consumed on the premise, though patrons can drink pints in the cabana. It also allows smoking in the cabana. For more information on Hops and Habanas (123 Grandview Blvd., Madison, 601.853.7449; 2771 Old Canton Road, 769.572.4631), visit hopsandhabanas.com.

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Best Lawyer; Best Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney; Best Local Law Firm: Richard Schwartz, Schwartz & Associates

Richard Schwartz If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never worked with Richard Schwartz personally, you probably know him from his â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Call, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Allâ&#x20AC;? commercials. Richard Schwartz, a native of Jackson, received his law degree from

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Best Defense Attorney: Carlos Tanner

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Finalists: Carlos Tanner (Tanner & Associates LLC, 263 E. Pearl St, 601.460.1745) / Dorsey Carson (The Carson Law Group, 125 S. Congress St., Suite 1336, 601.351.9831) / Michael Warren (Barnes & Warren Law, PLLC, 345 Edgewood Terrace Drive, 601.982.3871)

Best Family Law Finalists: Matthew Thompson (Thompson Law Firm PLLC, 745 Avignon Drive, Suite D, Ridgeland, 601.850.8000, bowtielawyer.ms) / Jeremy McNinch (McNinch Law Firm PLLC, 1030 Lake Village Circle, Suite A, Brandon, 601.519.4692, mcninchlaw.com)

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Many of us know that buying any real estate can be a tricky, frustrating thing to do, especially when it comes to closing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why it helps to have an attorney like Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobbyâ&#x20AC;? Moorehead, who is a real estate closing attorney and owner of Robert E. Moorehead, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. This year, he won Best Real Estate attorney in the Best of Jackson lawyers mini ballot. Moorehead attended high school at St. JoTFQI$BUIPMJD4DIPPMBOEĂ&#x17E;OJTIFEDPMMFHFBUUIF University of Mississippi, with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in philosophy in 1992. He went to Mississippi College School of Law and has been practicing for 18 years. He serves on the board of the Mississippi Bar Association. He is married to Bridget Moorehead, and togethFSUIFZIBWFĂ&#x17E;WFLJET â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Chloeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Owens ROBERT MOOREHEAD

Finalists: Merrida Coxwell (Coxwell & Associates PLLC, 500 N. State St., 601.948.1600) / Dennis Sweet (Sweet & Associates, 158 E. Pascagoula St., 601.965.8700) / Chokwe A. Lumumba (Lumumba & Associates, 5888 Ridgewood Road, Suite E, 601.353.4455)

When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with family-law cases, such as a divorce, you want a good lawyer on your side. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Best Family Law winner Melissa Malouf comes in. At Malouf and Malouf, she handles domestic cases, including divorce, custody and adoption. For her, she says having compassion and being accessible to her clients are two of the most important factors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the main thing is being understanding,â&#x20AC;? Malouf says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś You have to remember that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hardest situation that person will ever face, Melissa Malouf especially if there are children involved or the person doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a divorce.â&#x20AC;? She attended law school at Mississippi College and graduated in 1998. During law school, she served as president and treasurer of the Law Student Bar Association. She is currently a member of the Capital Area Bar and Mississippi State Bar associations. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Chloeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Owens

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Finalists: Barnes & Warren, PLLC (345 Edgewood Terrace Drive, 601.982.3871) / The Carson Law Group (125 S. Congress St., Suite 1336, 601.351.9831, carsonlawgroup.com) / Tanner & Associates (263 E. Pearl St., 601.460.1745)

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Carlos Tanner says he combines both his naturally argumentative side with resources and the mentors available to him to serve those who need him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I get a call at 1 in the morning, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a grandmother telling me her grandson was arrested, I will be at the jail by two,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;... If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to spend the night at the jail on a Saturday night, these guys are more willing to open up to me, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more trusting of me which makes for a better case.â&#x20AC;? In 2008, the Jackson native earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin Law School. As a trial attorney, he handles civil and Carlos Tanner criminal litigation cases such as health-care fraud and corporate frauds, asset forfeiture and bankruptcy. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Maya Miller

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Finalists: Michael Warren (Barnes & Warren Law, PLLC, 345 Edgewood Terrace Drive, 601.982.3871, barnesandwarrenlaw.com) / Carlos Tanner (Tanner & Associates LLC, 263 E. Pearl St, 601.460.1745) / Shanda Yates (Burns & Associates PLLC, 629 N. Jefferson St., 601.487.6997, burnsandassociateslaw.com)

Best Family Law: Melissa Malouf

(Tanner & Associates LLC, 263 E. Pearl St., 601.460.1745)

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Bar Association and the Mississippi Association of Justice. Schwartz is also one of the most charitable attorneys in Mississippi. He BOEIJTMBXĂ&#x17E;SNIBWFEPOBUFE TQPOsored and hosted events for many charities including Mississippi Safe Kids, Mississippi Brain Injury Association and Blair E. Batsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;John William Creel

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Best Real Estate Attorney Finalists: James Renfroe (Renfroe & Perilloux PLLC, 648 Lakeland East Drive, Suite A, Flowood, 601.932.1011) / Jay Cooke (Jack W. Cooke Jr. Pa., 1437 Old Square Road, Suite 106, 601.981.1912)

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SMALL PLATES Fried Boudin Balls … 6.99 Pork Belly Corn Dogs … 7.99 Pimento Cheese … 6.99 Chips & Queso ... 6.99 Sausage & Cheese Plate … 8.99

‘QUE PLATES Choice of 2 sides: Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw / Potato Salad / Pasta Salad Baked Beans / Pork Rinds / Side Salad / Fried Green Tomatoes

P&P DISCO FRIES French Fries / Queso / Smokehouse Beans / Pickled Onions / Pico de Gallo Jalapenos / Mississippi “Sweet” BBQ Sauce / Sour Cream

Pulled Pork Nachos … 10.49 Smoked Chicken Nachos … 10.49 Brisket Nachos … 11.49 NACHOS

Cheddar Cheese / Smokehouse Beans / Pickled Onions / Pico de Gallo Mississippi “Sweet” BBQ Sauce / Sour Cream

Pulled Pork Nachos … 9.49 Smoked Chicken Nachos … 9.49 Brisket Nachos … 10.49

TACOS Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos (2)…7.49 Smoked Chicken BBQ Tacos (2) … 7.49 Brisket BBQ Tacos (2) … 8.49 Fried Green Tomato Tacos (2) ... 6.99 BBQ Taco Sampler (3) … 10.49 IB U R G E R S & S A N D W I C H E S Choice of 1 side: Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw / Potato Salad / Pasta Salad Baked Beans / Pork Rinds / Side Salad / Fried Green Tomatoes

BBQ Pork Sandwich … 8.99 BBQ Chicken Sandwich … 8.99 BBQ Brisket Sandwich ... 9.99 The P&P Reuben ... 9.99 Fried Bologna Sandwich ... 8.99 Fried Green Tomato BLT … 8.99 Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich … 8.99 The Bacon Melt …10.99 Boudin Burger …10.99 SALADS BLT Salad … 8.99 House Salad ... 5.99 Smoked Chicken Caesar ... 9.99

Award Winning Pepsi-Cola Glazed Baby Back Ribs Half-Slab … 14.99 Full Slab … 25.99 Pulled Pork Plate … 11.99 Brisket Plate … 14.99 1/2 Smoked Chicken Plate … 13.99 ‘Que Sampler Platter … 22.99 Pulled Pork / Brisket / ¼ Chicken

Pitmaster Sampler ... 29.99

Half Slab of Baby Back Ribs + Choice of 2: Briskit / Pulled Pork / Half Smoked Chicken / House Smoked Sausage

Grand Champion Sampler for 2 ... 49.99

Full Slab of Baby Back Ribs + Choice of 2: Brisket / Pulled Pork / Half Smoked Chicken / House Smoked Sausage

PIGLET PLATES (Served w/ Fries & Soda, Lemonade or Iced Tea)

Kid’s Burger ... 6.99 / Kid’s Chicken Tenders ... 6.99 Kid’s Corndog ... 6.99 SIDES Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw Potato Salad / Pasta Salad / Watermelon Smokehouse Beans / Pork Rinds Fried Green Tomatoes / Side Salad ... 2.49 DESSERTS Bananas Foster Pudding … 3.99 “Parker House” White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread Pudding … 3.99 TAKEOUT ONLY (Takeout Only... No Substitutions...)

The P&P 6 Pack ... 50.99 The P&P 12 Pack ... 94.99 The P&P BBQ Pork Taco Pack ... 49.99 The P&P Baby Back Rib Pack ... 64.99 The P&P Pulled Pork BBQ Nacho Pack ... 69.99

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ENTRÉES

BUTTERBEAN HUMMUS ............... 7

SHRIMP AND GRITS .................. 20

BEER-BATTERED ONION RINGS 8

MISSISSIPPI CATFISH ................ 18

LOADED BBQ CHICKEN NACHO .................................................. 10

CRAWFISH AND SHRIMP PENNE .................................................. 22

QUESADILLAS ........................... 13

CHICKEN TENDERS................... 14

PORTOBELLO FRIES ................... 9

SHRIMP PLATTER ....................... 19

DEEP SOUTH SLOPPY FRIES ...... 10

RED BEANS AND RICE.............. 16

POTATO SKINS ........................... 8

PO-BOYS ... AND SPICY GREEN BEANS ................. 8

119 BURGER ............................. 12

BONELESS WINGS SIX .............................................. 7 TWELVE ..................................... 12

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH .................................................. 12 CATFISH PO-BOY ................... 13

HOT TAMALES SIX .............................................. 9 TWELVE ..................................... 17

SHRIMP PO-BOY ...................... 13 PULLED PORK SANDWICH ...... 12

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SAUSAGE & CHEESE PLATTER . 12 FRIED GREEN TOMATO B.L.T. ... 12 FRIED GREEN TOMATOES ........ 8

DESSERTS

*Thoroughly cooking foods of animal

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certain health conditions may be at

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Onion Rings ........................... 3.90 Smoked Ham (lettuce, tomato & mayo) ..................................................... 6.35 Home Fries (fresh cut taters) ... 3.60 with cheese ................................ 7.95 Regular or Sweet Potato Smoked Turkey (lettuce, tomato & mayo) Small Garden Salad .............. 4.70 ..................................................... 6.35 (Come Back, Ranch, or Raspberry with cheese ................................ 7.95 Vinaigrette) Hamburger ............................. 4.75 Chef Salad ............................. 12.55 (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, pickles & onion) with cheese ....... 5.99 (topped with cheddar and swiss cheese, boiled egg, smoked chicken or Double Hamburger ............... 5.99 smoked ham & turkey, with a choice with cheese ................................. 7.99 of Come Back, Ranch or Raspberry Po-Boys your choice of Pork, Chicken, Vinaigrette) Beef, Ham or Turkey (lettuce, tomato, PD\R 5XIĂ&#x20AC;HV) .......................... 10.45 Tater Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked with cheese ............................... 11.99 Beans, BBQ Sauce: single - 2.45, 1/2 pint - 3.25, pint - 5.45, Grilled Cheese ........................ 4.15 1/2 gallon - 18.50, gallon - 32.95 extra cheese ................................ 1.40

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Party Packs Serves 10 Adults .................. 49.85 (2lb. pork or beef or 2 whole chickens; 2 pints beans, 2 pints slaw & 6 slices of Texas toast or 10 buns) 1/2 Party Pack ....................... 26.15 Rib Party Pack (serves 4) ....... 57.35 (2 slabs ribs, 1 pint beans, 1 pint slaw, 1 pint potato salad, 4 slices of Texas toast)

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Starters -----------

Egg Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . 4.25 Pot Stickers with Red Curry t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 Fresh Basil Rolls . . . . 5.00 Chicken Larb tt . . . . . 7.00 Namsod tt . . . . . . . . . 7.00 Satay Beef . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 Crab Angels . . . . . . . . 4.25

Soups --------------

Hot & Sour Shrimp t . 6.00 Thai Coconut t Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00 Chicken/Tofu . . . . . . . . . 5.00

Fresh Thai Stir Fry

Veggie Delight . . . . 10.50 Pad Prik Pork ttt . . 10.50

Thai Curry --------

Chicken Panangtt 12.00 Masaman Chicken . 15.00 Beef Masamant . . . 15.00 Chicken Curry t . . . . 12.00 Shrimp Curry tt . . . 15.00 Sweet & Sour Chicken 12.00

Noodles and Rice

Thai Chicken Fried Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 Spicy Beef Noodlet12.00 Pad See U Tofu . . . . 12.00 Thai Noodle . . . . . . . 12.50

Special Entrees

Shrimp Masaman . . 22.00 Thai Sea Bass . . . . . 24.00 Mixed Seafoodttt 22.00 Succulent Catfish . . 17.00 Thai Barbecued Chicken 17.00 Basil Duckt. . . . . . . . 21.00 Roasted Duck w/ Red Curryt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00 Tiger Crytt. . . . . . . . 22.00 Ka Proud Lambt . . . 21.00 Nam Tok Beef tt . . . 21.00

Maki----------------

California Roll . . . . . . . 5.00 Rock and Roll . . . . . . . 5.00 Kappa Maki . . . . . . . . . 5.00 Yasai Maki . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 Negihama Roll . . . . . . 5.00 Spicy Hamachi . . . . . . 5.00 Spicy Tuna Roll . . . . . . 5.00 Tekka Maki. . . . . . . . . . 5.00

Maki Mono -------

Bagel Roll . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 Double Shrimp . . . . 12.00 Ebi Ten Maki . . . . . . . 10.00 Kaboom Maki . . . . . . 15.00 Rainbow Roll. . . . . . . 12.00 Spicy Shrimp Roll . . 12.00 Spider Roll . . . . . . . . . 12.00 Submarine Roll . . . . 13.00 Super Crunch . . . . . . 11.00 Tokyo Roll . . . . . . . . . 10.00 Tuna Avocado Roll . . 9.00 Volcano Roll . . . . . . . 15.00 Wasabi Maki . . . . . . . 15.00 Yummi Yummi Roll . 15.00

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    Pad Thai

Down Home Chili

Enchiladas Verdes

Nacho Salad

High Noon Curry

Red Beans & Rice

Quinoa Stir Fry

Southern Veggies

Something different every day!

Check rainbowcoop.org or social for each dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specials.

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Black Bean Burritos

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Pizza Party

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Seaside Cakes

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Grilled Chicken Steak & Chicken Grilled Steak Grilled Shrimp Pollo Fiesta

BURRITOS Grilled Stea Fried Chicken Mojave Pork Veggie Grilled Chicken Alamo Beef Surf and Turf

ENCHILADAS Spinach Cheese Grilled Veggie Roasted Chicken Ranchero Chicken Mojave Pork Alamo Spicy Beef Grilled Steak Grilled Shrimp

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Fried chicken, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese

WEDNESDAY

Beef Brisket, mashed potatoes and butter beans

THURSDAY

Smothered Pork, rice and southern green beans

FRIDAY Fried Catfish, cole slaw and French fries Neck Bones, turnip greens and macaroni & cheese BBQ Baby Back Ribs, baked beans and potato salad $13 Half Rack/$20 Rack

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BURGERS & SANDWICHES

Hickory Smoked Apple Pork Chop Roasted Chicken Vermicelli Pasta Duck Confit in Orange Sauce Herb Encrusted Sirloin Chicken Neely Dixon Pork Chops The Penguin Sirloin Blackened Catfish Glazed Salmon Ribeye Steak

“Hot Dog Special” Chicken Wrap Penguin Club Sandwich Penguin Burger Turkey Burger

LUNCH ENTREES Grilled Chicken Pasta Chicken Neely Blackened Catfish Chicken and Waffle Roasted Garlic Salmon Country Fried Steak Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. Please inform your server if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. The Penguin Restaurant adds an automatic 18% gratuity to all parties of 7 or more. Please allow additional time to close out separate checks for large parties.

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SALADS House Salad Caesar Salad Penguin Salad Vegetarian Salad

SOUPS Gumbo Soup of the day

PENGUIN DESSERTS Turtle Cheesecake New York Cheesecake Bourbon Pecan Pie Brownie w/Ice Cream, Bread Pudding Pecan Ball

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Appetizers HUMMUS TRIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 FALAFEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 DOLMADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 FETA CHEESE PLATE . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75 MUSHROOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.35 PITADILLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 CUCUMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.65 ARTICHOKE HEARTS . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 PITA MOZZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45 PITA FETA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45 PITA JACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45

Pita Wraps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.45

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GYRO CHICKEN GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.75 SOUVLAKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 THE BLUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 PEPPERJACK GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75 SMOKED TURKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.45 THE ALMOST FAMOUS . . . . . . . . 8.45 FALAFEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 GRILLED CHICKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75 CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 BLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 MAGIC MUSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 PHILLY CHEESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 TUNA MELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 STEAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 VEGGIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 BBQ FETA GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75

Salads

GREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 JR GREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.35 TOSSED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.49 ARTICHOKE HEARTS . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 GRILLED CHICKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 TUNA SALAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

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Sandwiches All sandwiches are served with fresh

lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onions with your choice of white, wheat, or jalapeno cheddar buns baked fresh daily.

BEEF Hamburger

6oz. 8oz.

Cheeseburger Bacon Cheeseburger Mushroom Swiss Burger Jalapeno Cheeseburger

CHICKEN Grilled Chicken Sandwich

6.5 6.75 7.25 7.25 7.25

Fried Chicken Sandwich Chicken Club Chicken Mushroom Swiss Chicken Jalapeno

7.75 8 8.5 8.5 8.5

6 6 6.5 6.5 6.5

Hamburger Steaks One 1/2 lb. Angus ground chuck hamburger steak with choice of two sides Classic Hamburger Steak 10.75 Brown gravy and sautéed onions Swiss Steak 10.75 Sautéed mushrooms and melted Swiss Bacon Cheddar Steak 11 Bacon, melted cheddar, and topped with two onion rings

Parmesan Steak

11.25

Sautéed mushrooms, butter, and parmesan

Plates

Mushroom Chicken Cutlet

9.75

5 oz. pan-broiled chicken breast topped with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss. Choice of two sides.

Country Fried Steak 10.75 Topped with white gravy. Choice of two sides Chicken Tenders 9.75 Three tenders with honey mustard. Choice of two sides.

Red Beans & Rice

9.5

Topped with smoked sausage, jalapenos and onions. Served with side salad.

Side Orders

2 Curly Fries 2 Cole Slaw Green Beans 2 Mac & Cheese 2.75 Onion Rings 2.75 Mashed Potatoes 2 Baked Beans 2 Extra Toppings .5 Side Salad 3.25 Red Beans & Rice 2 .5 Rice & Gravy 2 Extra Sauces

Desserts

Homemade Banana Pudding Cookies

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Appetizers

Scotch Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5 "USBEJUJPOBM$FMUJDTUBQMF "MMPXNJO  Irish Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Chicken & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Fried Cheese Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos . . $6 Fried Dill Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 Grilled Sausage & Cheese Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Slider Basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Corned Beef Slider Basket . . . . . . . . . . $7 Basket Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Okra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 Basket Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3

Salads

House Salad -BSHF. . . . . . . . . . . $8 "EEBHSJMMFEDIJDLFOCSFBTU . . . . . . . . $3 Chef Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Caesar Salad -BSHF . . . . . . . . . . $7 "EEBHSJMMFEDIJDLFOCSFBTU . . . . . . . . $3

Entrees

Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Corned Beef & Cabbage . . . . . . . . $10 Grilled Tilapia Plate . . . . . . . . . . .$9 Grilled Chicken Plate . . . . . . . . . .$9

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with Davis saying he wanted a ’70s theme and throwing out terms such as “Soul Train.” Mystery Machine was one of the last things he said. When it arrived, he had his very own Mystery Machine. “It’s actually worked to my advantage,” he says. “When kids see it, they think of the Mystery Machine, and they’re tugging at their mom and dad going, ‘I want to eat there.’”

Removing the Red Tape

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After getting ServSafe-certified and passing the health inspection, the last obstacle was getting the location, which, back then, presented more of a problem, due to a city ordinance. Because of complaints from restaurants about food trucks not being held to the same standards as them, the City of Jackson passed an ordinance in 2011 that said that a food truck could not be within 150 feet of a restaurant and had to pay $500 per spot annually. Davis said one of his original location ideas was on Capitol Street; however, it was denied due to the road’s reconstruction. This past June, the City passed a new ordinance—one that says that the food trucks are free to roam, though they can’t operate within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “For our (ordinance), what we did was go talk to food truck vendors, folks that operate here within the city, and basically, we listened to them about some of the struggles and frustrations they had about operating here within the city,” City Council member Tyrone Hendrix, who helped pass the ordinance, said. “With any kind of legislation, there has to be a balance between interested parties, so one thing we knew we had to do, in my opinion, was to allow them more flexibility to operate within the city, you know, remove the red tape.” Hendrix said that in his opinion, the $500 fee was too burdensome, and it went against the spirit of a food truck. “You go to other major cities … where food trucks operate, they kind of provide this vibe within the city, something that we’re looking to have in (Jackson), but they’re able to move around,” he said. He wanted the trucks to still operate by restaurant standards, but be able to move freely, especially in areas such as south Jackson and west Jackson that don’t have as many dining options. But, of course, he said he had to keep established restaurants in mind, so the council decided to bump up the distance to 300 feet. Hendrix said that one positive thing is that happened is a result is by removing much of the red tape, more people who were interested in running a truck came forward. The ordinance is what got Rob Lehman and Al Brown to start Capitol Coney Island, which currently has a total of four hotdog carts. Lehman, who has been in the restaurant industry for many years, including studying at Oakland County Culinary School from 1991 to 1992, says he ran into Hendrix, and they began talking about food trucks and the current ordinance. Hendrix told him about the ordinance change, and then Lehman and Brown, who is also a server at Miller’s Grill & Pizzeria in Brandon, took advantage of the opportunity. “It’s something so simplistic and easy,” Lehman says. “Everybody kind of overlooked it for the longest time. It just made it a natural progress to capitalize on it with a new ordinance going into effect and it being so much easier to get it downtown.” While Capitol Coney Island is not a food truck, it operates much the same way. Lehman and Brown still have to abide by health codes and the city ordinances. You can often find either them downtown on street corners such as the intersection of Pascagoula and Congress streets.

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“It’s pretty wide open in the city of Jackson,” he says. “Tyrone and the rest of the city councilmen did a good job lining things out (in the new ordinance). ... There were some questions about certain things we were doing, all within normal ranges, but it’s just a matter of getting everybody used to the new ordinance.” Under the new ordinance, mobile food vendors no longer have to go through site inspections; they must pay $500 a year to, for the most part, roam free.

A Fraternity of a Different Kind

Omario Moore (left) and Deandrea Dow-Moore (right) make a burger on the 2 for 7 Kitchen food truck.

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Over the last couple of years, more and more food trucks have popped up in Jackson and the metro area. Each serves a type of cuisine that fits a niche in the market, from burgers at LurnyD’s, to steak and chicken dishes at One Guy Steak and Chicken, to a little bit of everything at 2 for 7 Kitchen. It seems like a recipe for competition, but for Davis, he says it’s more like a fraternity. “Weather affects business in such a way that you’re going to have to be friends with them,” he said. “And we’re always getting phone calls for this job or that job, and I’m (maybe) booked, so we call one another to see who’s open. … It’s worked visa versa for all of us. That’s what I’ve told them all along. … It’s not about the success of my truck or the success of your truck. It’s about the success of the industry in this area, and that’s what we need to strive for.” For Davis, the food-truck industry extends to more than just Jackson. A year and a half ago, he started the Mississippi Food Truck Association, an organization that strives to promote the industry in the state of Mississippi. In it, he helps promote food trucks all over the state through social media, though he hopes it will grow into a much larger organization. Food-truck operators such as Deandrea Dow-Moore, who owns 2 for 7 Kitchen with her husband, Omario Moore, agrees with Davis. “We have meetings, and all the food trucks get together, so there’s definitely no competition,” she says. “We give each other advice, take advice. When we have events, we share it with everybody and give them (the) opportunity. If they want to come, they could.” Dow-Moore says that’s part of the reason 2 for 7 has such a diverse menu, which can include anything from fried catfish and chicken to grilled tilapia to different types of salads. If the couple attends events with other local trucks, they can change the menu so they aren’t making the same thing as someone else. The Mississippi Food Truck Association tries to bring all the food trucks in the state together, allowing more than just Jackson-area food trucks to join the fun. At the August Fondren’s First Thursday, Small Time Hotdogs from Winona parked in front of Hops & Habanas, and LurnyD’s parked in front of Brown’s Fine Arts & Framing. Capitol Coney Island helped get the word out by tweeting about the two trucks through the Capitol Coney Island Twitter. “If all of us are together, it’s going to bring more people in, and we’re all going to great because everybody is going to come down and have a variety,” Lehman says. “Some people may not want a hotdog. They may want to come down and get a burger from LurnyD’s, or they may want something different from Small Time Hotdogs that (Capitol Coney Island) doesn’t have. … It’s kind of like going from McDonald’s to Wendy’s because you like Wendy’s fries better than McDonald’s. or vice versa.” Find LurnyD’s Grille, 2 for 7 Kitchen or Capitol Coney Island, find the food trucks and cart on Facebook or Instagram.

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gia Bene with Blumenthal. ehind Memorial Stadium on West Street, a warehouse that once The Up in Farms Food Hub could stimulate the local economy with housed the Mississippi Farmers Market has sat there for eight job creation. The hub itself will need to employ people to handle the prodyears, developing nothing but dank smells and mold. In its glory uct, train personnel in safety practices and other food-handling normsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; days back in 1947, the building was a food hubâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a central distristimulating the local economy by providing local job opportunities. Watbution point for state produce buyers, a transactional crossroads enabling kins said the Hub will hire a team (some part-time; some full-time) to clean commerce and agriculture in the heart of Jackson, with railway lines runand sort product and make sure ning through it, transporting and it is flowing through the Hub at exporting products across the the pace required. country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One component of what But as the local farming we do is the actual packingeconomy shrank, the state was house side; the other part is left with plenty of land to farm and about coordinating the market no one farming it. Some believe and brokering between the supthe answer to Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finanply and demand,â&#x20AC;? Watkins said. cial woes and poverty may still be The Hub plans to connect its own farrow fields. local grocers and restaurants to A group of local chefs, resfarmers as well as offer services taurateurs and entrepreneurs to boost local farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; businessplans to revive the food hub, but es by helping them with crop this time, it will be localized and planning, financial literacy and will empower Jackson and Missis// by Arielle Dreher certification requirements. sippi farmers and producers first, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to help identhey say. tify the farmers where they are The group, called Soul City on their path, understand what their needs are and match them with the Hospitality, is made up of Nick Wallace, executive chef at the Mississippi resources that are required to take them to the next level,â&#x20AC;? Watkins said. Museum of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Palette CafĂŠ; Grady Griffin, restaurant operations As a state, Mississippi is number 50 in consumption of fruits and vegconsultant for U.S. Foods; Dan Blumenthal, the co-owner and executive etables, according to the Soul City teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation. In addition to being chef Mangia Bene; David Watkins Jr., who operates the Food Innovation unhealthy, the group cites research that claims Mississippi is the fattest Center and the Up in Farms Food Hub; and Jeff Good, who co-owns Manmore SOUL see page 46

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Mississippi Cold Drip If you’re looking for something to combat that last bit of summer heat that just won’t go away, head to the midtown home of Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Co. Late last year, the company opened its coffee brewery at The Hatch. Cold Drip’s co-founder Raymond Horn is a former bartender for Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601.420.4202) who began by creating his own coffee blend in his home kitchen. Horn’s creation is a cold-brewed coffee concentrate that he advertises as more flavorful and less acidic than regular heat-brewed coffee. Horn started out selling his unique coffee at local farmers markets and later started brewing out of the kitchen of Steve’s boomjackson.com


Downtown Deli (125 S. Congress St., 601.969.1119) on weekends when demand exceeded what his own kitchen could produce. Mississippi Cold Drip sells its cold-brewed coffee concentrate in 16-ounce, 32-ounce and 64-ounce sizes. Horn has also created a chai tea concentrate and a vanilla-caramel coffee sweetener called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ray Au Lait.â&#x20AC;? For more information, find Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Co. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Jackson Food Goes Live Many Jackson chefs have been featured on shows such as Food Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choppedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery Games.â&#x20AC;? In December 2014, La Finestra owner Tom Ramsey was on the third season of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Taste,â&#x20AC;? a two-hour cooking show that airs on ABC. He auditioned among 36 contestants, landing in the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16 spots. His mentor was Anthony Bourdain, though he says at first he was leaning toward Marcus Samuelsson. Ramsey

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Wine About It In August, Wine Spectator released its 2015 Restaurant Awards, and a few Jackson restaurants received honors. The publication started the contest in 1981 to honor the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best wine lists. The restaurants are put into three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601.321.9169, Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., 601.956.9562), Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steak House (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., 601.853.2734), Shapleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant (868 Centre St., 601.957.3753) and Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633) earned a spot in the Award of Excellence category. The next time you go into one of these places, make sure to congratulate them, and try the wine, of course.

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f someone picks up a cookbook, they may expect the writer to be a chef. That’s not the case for Annie Oeth, author of “Living on Love: Cooking When You’re Short on Time and Cash.” (Sartoris Literary Group, 2015, $15.95). “It was one of those bucket-list things,” Oeth says of her drive to write the cookbook. While she might not have professional cooking experience, Oeth has spent her fair share of time honing her writing skills. She graduated from the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987, and received her master’s degree in management from Kaplan University in 2011. She wrote for The Clarion-Ledger before becoming an insurance agent for New York Life. “Living on Love” is her third book, following her 2014 releases, “Because I Said So: Life in the Mom Zone” and “For Love or Money: A Guide to Bungee Jumping Through Life.” Growing up in West Point, Miss., Oeth was a picky eater. She says that people would often ask, “What are you living on? Love?” The question was the inspiration for the book’s title. Instead of drawing from professional cooking experience, Oeth decided to use her daily experiences as a mother of four children—James, 27, John, 24, Michael, 17, and Lauren, 14—to write a cookbook that dishes food-related advice along with easy, affordable recipes for every occasion. “One of the recipes is called Titan Tostados,” she says. “My son (Michael) always volunteered me to cook stuff for his class, and once, I had to make tostados. I had no idea how to make those, so that recipe is just bits and pieces from different recipes I found online.” Oeth says that readers can easily take some ideas from the recipes in her book and match them with their own cooking style.“Like a fingerprint, our cooking is ours alone,” she writes in the book. She says her favorite recipe in “Living on Love” is for fried chicken. The first time she tried to fry chicken, the outside looked delicious. Unfortunately, the inside was bloody and disgusting, and no one could eat it. Now that she has mastered that, as well as countless other everyday recipes, she says she’s happy to share.

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and of belonging to the same country and the same state, and I find that hen looking into a painting from Summit, Miss., native Marie very compelling and inspiring.” Hull, it’s easy to feel trapped in nostalLevingston also authored a book, which is the gia, a memory of a time that wasn’t that same title as the exhibit, as a complement to the long ago. In one of her paintings, two artwork. “Bright Fields” examines more than 200 somber farmers sit on a porch in front of a field. In pieces of Hull’s work, mainly her paintings and waanother, time has worn an African American man tercolors. The University Press of Mississippi will reweary. In an abstract painting of wheat fields, pinks lease the book Sept. 1, in time for the exhibit, which and oranges create shapes that don’t exist, and yet opens Sept. 26. Roger Ward, the museum’s deputy again, they do. director and chief curator will curate “On the Road This fall, more than 150 of Hull’s pieces will be with Marie Hull,” the second of the two exhibits. It on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The includes many unseen sketches of her travels across larger exhibition, “Bright Fields,” which Mississippi the country and pieces selected from dozens of her native and concert pianist Bruce Levingston curated, unpublished sketchbooks. showcases 75 oil paintings and 35 works on paper “Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull” from Hull. Levingston has long admired the artist Marie Hull, “Melissa,” 1930, will be on display at the Mississippi Museum of and says the humanity she preserved through her oil on canvas. 30 inches by Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515) from Sept. portraits inspires him. 25 inches. On display at the 26, 2015, to Jan. 10, 2016. Once the presenta“She painted all of these portraits with the same Mississippi Museum of Art. tion ends, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in dignity and humanity (of each subject) in her work, New Orleans will exhibit the artworks. For more and I think that’s very powerful,” he says. “She didn’t information, visit msmuseumart.org. differentiate between her subjects. It was a common sense of community boomjackson.com

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title on her sash, it reads the name of a beloved friend who was a fatal victim of domestic violence. Thomas says she reminds the people that they are there for a purpose. Domestic violence affects one in four women in the United States. Catholic Charities has worked in Mississippi for 50 years and has helped thousands of women and children since the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start in the 1970s. With 23 programs throughout the state, it reaches 65 counties and provides victims with housing, resources and whatever

support is needed to help families make it through difficult times that may accompany domestic violence. The Purple Dress Run is just one of the ways the Catholic Charities work to bring awareness to domestic violence. Thomas says the Purple Dress Run has grown each year since it started four years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The greatest thing this last year was to see (more than) 400 people, a very diverse group, which is the city of Jackson, to run through the streets of Jackson. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s COURTESY MICHAEL THOMAS

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a great mix of the community,â&#x20AC;? Thomas says. Forest resident Matt Alford is an avid runner and often comes to Jackson for races. The Purple Dress Run, however, was his first experience to dress and run in drag. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful to get to run and raise money for such a good cause,â&#x20AC;? Alford says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more everybody is aware of domestic violence, the less likely it is to happen. So, anything we can do to shed light on domestic violence is a positive thing.â&#x20AC;? One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the shelter. The race will start at The Iron Horse Grill and continue through downtown, and people have the opportunity to buy candles for someone who maybe been abused or to make a statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just going to be a wonderful run,â&#x20AC;? Thomas says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would love to see 1,000 people in purple saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re standing against domestic violence.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The Purple Dress Run is Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. To participate, runners may pre-register online at catholiccharitiesjackson.org or at the event beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 for individuals or $100 for four people to run as a team .For more information, call Michael Thomas 601-326 -3714.

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James McMurtrey Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The singer-songwriter performs to promote his album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Complicated Game,â&#x20AC;? his Ă&#x17E;STUBMCVNJOTJYZFBSTJOBEWBODF  BUUIFEPPSDBMMFNBJM arden@ardenland.net; ardenland.net.

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Events // football weather

Purple for Peace Luncheon Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). BOOM Editor-in-Chief Donna Ladd is the emcee, WLBTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maggie Wade is the speaker, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is this ZFBSnTBXBSESFDJQJFOU*ODMVEFTSBGĂ&#x;FT 1SPDFFETCFOFĂ&#x17E;UUIF.JTTJTTJQQJ$PBMJ tion Against Domestic Violence. $30; call 800.898.3234; mcadv.org.

Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Enjoy the beauty of British, Italian and other European vehicles produced before 1990 with signature newer models. Exhibitors must register. Free; call 601.946.1950; email mike_marsh@ bellsouth.net; euro-fest.net/ridgeland.

GRiZ Oct. 7, 8 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The deejay and electronic artist hails from Michigan. Big Wild and Louie Lastic also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $3 surcharge for patrons under 21; call 601.292.7121; email arden@ardenland.net; ardenland.net.

Margaret Walker Centennial Lecture Oct. 8, 6 p.m., at R.G. Bolden/ Anne Bell-Moore Public Library (1444 Wiggins Road). Poet C. Liegh McInnis of Jackson State University hosts a discussion of Margaret Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poem â&#x20AC;&#x153;October Journey.â&#x20AC;? Free; call 601.922.6076; email twilkins@jhlibrary.com.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boo at the Zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oct. 23-24, 5-8 p.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The annual Halloween event includes eight candy stations, a costume parade, a hayride and more. $9.25, $6.75 children, $3 members; call 601.352.2580, ext. 227; email aharris@jacksonzoo.org; jacksonzoo.org/events.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Time to Killâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 27-31, 7:30 p.m., at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). The play about racial tensions in a small Southern town is based on John Grishamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular novel. $28, $22 seniors and students; call 601.948.3533, ext. 222; newstagetheatre.com.

Southern Writers Debut Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). In the recital hall. Katy Simpson Smith, Taylor Kitchings, and Jamie Kornegay are the speakers. $10, $5 students; call 601.974.1130; millsaps.edu/conted. Park After Dark Oct. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., at LeFleur Museum District (Interstate 55 North and Lakeland Drive). Enjoy spooky activities and trick-or-treating at the Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and LeFleurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bluff State Park. Costumes welcome. Admission TBA; call 601.981.5469 or 601.576.6000.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rocky Horror Showâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 15-18, 7:30 p.m., at Alamo Theater (333 N. Farish St.). Fondren Theatre Workshop presents Richard Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Broadway musical. For mature audiences. Limited seating. $25-$35; call 601.301.2281; fondrentheatreworkshop.org.

Pops I: Symphantastic Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents music from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downton Abbey,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Piano,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Actually,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jurassic Park,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shawshank Redemption,â&#x20AC;? Mannheim Steamroller and the Beatles. $18 and up; call 601.960.1565; msorchestra.com.

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Color Me Rad 5K Oct. 31, location TBA. Participants in this walkor-run 5K race wear white and are color bombed with powders and gels. Registration required. Volunteers welcome. Registration fees pending; colormerad.com.

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Bike MS: Mississippi 150 Oct. 10-11, 7 a.m., at Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland (1016 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Check-in is at 6 a.m. The cycling event along the Natchez Trace is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cyclists ride 25, 45 or 75 miles each day. Registration required. Volunteers welcome. Minimum fundraising amount of $150; call 601.898.8815; bikems.org.


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The Friendship Golf Outing will be held at Deerfield Country Club in Madison, Miss., on Wednesday morning, September 30. The fourperson, 18-hole scramble format starts at 8:30 a.m. and lunch follows. Call Hibbett Neel (601.948.3071) to sponsor or participate!

Monthly Discussion Luncheons Second Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jackson 2000 invites you to join us to â&#x20AC;&#x153;lunch and learnâ&#x20AC;? with provocative speakers and discussions held at the Mississippi Arts Center in downtown Jackson.

2015 Dialogue Circles Ongoing for adults and youth see website Jackson 2000 presents dialogue circles, a series of facilitated, curriculum-based discussion sessions that can open minds, change hearts and build lasting friendships. Thanks to The Nissan Foundation for their generous support.

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6. Studio Chane (3026 N. State St., 601.362.3547, chane.com} It’s a one-stop shop where you can get fresh t-shirts made for your company.

2. Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company (126 Keener Ave., mscolddrip.com) The cleanest coffee around. Great for coffee drinks and desserts.

7. Lucky Town Brewing Co. (1220 E. Northside Drive, 601.362.9553) Go here for a brew tour on Saturdays. The beer is awesome!

3. El Charro (2086 Lakeland Drive, 601.362.4447) This restaurant is the ultimate Monday night dinner. Great place to bring the little ones.

8. Nandy’s Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive, 601.362.9553, nandyscandy.com) I love taking my 1-and-a-half-year-old here for a snow cone. It has tons of great families to sit with while you indulge.

4. Great Scott (4400 Old Canton Road, 601.984.3500) A few characters own this men’s clothing store. Great place to get spruced up before a wedding weekend. 5. Old House Depot (639 Monroe St., 601.592.6200, oldhousedepot.com) Need something new that’s not new? This is a great place for old pieces of wood or old windows for projects.

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9. Deep South Pops (1800 N. State St., 601.398.2174, deepsouthpops.com) Although it’s new, it has become a neighborhood favorite. Who doesn’t like a craft popsicle? 10. The Dog Wash (5410 Interstate 55 N., thedogwashinc.com) Treat your dog to a locally owned spa day. The owners remember your animal by name.

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