Featured Oral History: Bully’s Restaurant

Bully's Family by Kimber Thomas
Bully’s Family. Photo by Kimber Thomas.

Perhaps you’ve heard the news: Last week, the James Beard Foundation bestowed its America’s Classics Award on Bully’s Restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi. The award recognizes “restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their community.” If you’ve dined at Bully’s, you understand how this gem warrants such recognition.

“We set out to do a good job, and we take it in the spirit of Dr. King when he said to do a good job and do that job so well that the living, dead, or the unborn couldn’t do it any better. So that’s where I get my motivation every day.”

If you haven’t been yet, go. Until then, hear the stories behind Bully’s with SFA’s oral history project.