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The Old Country Store is in a building that is over 100 years old and has been an incarnation of many things, the most recent being the home of a soul food buffet. Lunch consists of ribs, fried chicken (of course), greens, dirty rice, candied yams, and yes, cornbread. And as for the flavorful fried chicken, some people say it’s the best they’ve ever had in their life and will swear by it. Mr. D will be glad to sing on the spot about his Grandmama’s cornbread. Down Home Southern Cooking Buffet Restaurant. The best southern fried chicken in the south. The 1875 building remains in its natural state, unrestored. Crafts. Shopping.
Palette Café by Viking in the Mississippi Museum of Art is both a delicious and educational lunchtime stop. Chef Emily Hines is also the Food Editor for Mississippi Magazine and at the Palette her goal is to create healthy, Southern-inspired dishes.
Situated in the parking lot of Highland Village Shopping Centre and right behind the Chevron Gas station is the unlikeliest of butcher shops, Paul Anthony’s Butcher Market. The freshest seafood and steaks are available daily along with an extensive collection of gourmet preserves, sauces, spices, imported cheeses, cakes and desserts.
Another landmark in the Farish Street district, Peaches Café was opened by Willora Ephram in 1961 and is known as the epitome of soul food.
A few blocks down from Highway 51 in Wesson is a big pink house with a white picket fence. Porches serves Southern home cooking with what sisters Ms. Celia and Ms. Sybil call “imaginative flair.”
Primos Café and Bake Shop is another landmark restaurant in Jackson's rich Greek culinary heritage. Starting as a bake shop in 1930, it now serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at two locations. They still make one of the best caramel cakes. Ever. Second location: 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland. 601.898.3600
Family Casual Style with Bakery. Primos Café and Bake Shop is another landmark restaurant in Jackson's rich Greek culinary heritage. Starting as a bake shop in 1930, it now serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at two locations. They still make one of the best caramel cakes. Ever.
Wonderful hot tamales for take out! Can be shipped! You will also find good hamburgers and hot dogs.
Solly’s Hot Tamales is in a brick building on Washington Street. It looks like a dive, but if you haven’t realized by this point that "a dive" = finding some terrific food, I guess we haven’t learned you about Mississippi quite yet. Henry Solly, a Cuban, began his business in 1939 selling his tamales out of his cart until he set up his storefront.
For the past 50 years the congregation at St. George Orthodox Church on Washington Street holds an annual fundraiser serving all Lebanese fare, such as kibbie, cabbage rolls, tabouli salad and Middle Eastern sweets and desserts.
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