A friend sent me a list of restaurants in the Clarion-Ledger last week stated were ‘must-eat’ restaurants in Mississippi.  It was funny that they mentioned nine restaurants and we’ve been to six of them….don’t these look good…

Pie from the Crystal Grill in Greenwood:

Coconut Meringue Pie at the Crystal Grill, Greenville MS

Tamales from Doe’s in Greenville (this is the pic that I sold for use at Gourmet when they did a feature on Doe’s):

Hot Tamales at Doe's Eat Place, Greenville MS

Fried chicken at the Old Country Store in Lorman (how did I not get a pic of the actual chicken!?).  This is the chicken that Alton Brown went on & on about – a list of all his stops during the ‘Feasting on Asphalt’ shows are here:

Cohn Brothers Store, Lorman MS

The little biscuits – along with my mint julep – at Stanton Hall in Natchez:

Mint Julep and Tiny Biscuits at the Carriage House at Stanton Hall, Natchez MS

Caramel cake at Primo’s

Caramel Cake, Primo's Cafe in Flowood (Jackson) MS

Beef ribs at Leatha’s in Hattiesburg:

Beef Ribs at Leatha's, Hattiesburg MS

The three places we haven’t been to yet are Tom’s Original Fried Pies in Jackson, The Shed barbecue in Ocean Springs (there are six locations now!), and po boys at Lil’ Ray’s in Gulfport.

Another friend who likes the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives sent me the link to all the places that have been featured, with a nice Google Map here.

The September issue of Food & Wine has an emphasis on Southern Food.  The back page features Chocolate-Peanut Butter Moon Pies by the pastry chef at Nashville’s City House.  “She models hers on the classic, but also on the excellently named Goo-Goo Clusters, a peanut candy invented in Nashville in 1912.  She spreads crispy sugar cookies with chocolate and peanut butter, then sandwiches them around a marshmallow filling.”  Nice!

Today’s lunch was a little cornbread biscuit filled with chicken salad (lots of Vidalia and dill!):

Cornbread Sandwich With Chicken Salad


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