Soundtrack to Freedom Summer ’64: A Concert

To complement their Freedom Summer exhibit, the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, will host a concert in the Art Garden Thursday, June 26, from 8:00—11:00 p.m.

OKRACAST: Worldly Tastes

Welcome to OKRACAST, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! Our first stop this week: the Farmers’ Market Store in Oxford, Mississippi. Short on local buttermilk or first-of-the-season corn? How about fresh goat meat or fermented black bean paste? Liz Stagg and Frank Coppola have served a diverse clientele since 2004, making the Farmers’ Market … Continued

Jackson’s Iconic Restaurants: Crechale’s

Bob Crechale is the third-generation of Crechale’s, a beloved restaurant in Jackson. The menu remains decidedly old-school: prime steaks; hickory-smoked chicken; broiled or fried fish, shrimp, and crab, fresh-caught from the Gulf.

Jackson’s Iconic Restaurants: Beatty St. Grocery

It’s distinctly Mississippi and distinctly Jackson because of what we serve—fried bologna, smoked link sausage sandwiches, burgers. It’s just basic, inexpensive, easy, fast, cheap country cooking that’s still good.

When in Jackson

Whether for our upcoming Summer Foodways Symposium or your next trip to Jackson, Mississippi, flag this guide to the best spots in town.

Jackson’s Iconic Restaurants: Cherokee Drive-In

The Cherokee Drive Inn is so old that — with its numerous locations, owners, and iterations — no one knows for sure who, when, or where it was founded. But since at least the 1940s, and perhaps as far back as the 1920s, the Cherokee has remained a landmark Jackson bar and eatery.