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Best of Jackson 2022: Food and Drink

If this year’s Best of Jackson picks are any indication, Jacksonians are never afraid to expand their palates when the moment calls for it, but they certainly can have their tried-and-true fan favorites, too.

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Holiday Treats and Fun for Everyone to Close 2021

For those wanting to take advantage of the more moderate weather to safely venture out and check out what the metro has to offer this holiday season, the Jackson Free Press has assembled a sampling of food and event news tips to browse.

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Some Families Still Waiting for Pandemic Food Benefits

About 345,000 Mississippi children were set to receive a benefit of $375 per child through the Pandemic EBT program, according to the state. The Mississippi Department of Human Services said in September the money would be distributed by the end of October, but that hasn’t happened in all cases.

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CAPE Publications, Meals That Heal and The Village at Livingston

Husband and wife Yasmin Gabriel and Eric Collins opened Meals That Heal together with their friend Detrice Roberts and chose Aug. 29 as the opening day because it coincides with the Haitian Revolution, a successful insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in what is now Haiti.

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Chef Newsome’s Cookoff-Winning Fall Chili

Rashanna Newsome, sous chef at The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, has shared the fall chili recipe she used to win the Pro-Bowl Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser that Pelican Cove hosted to benefit the Magnolia Speech School.

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Jerk City Grille Represents Caribbean Cuisine in the Metro

After years of working in the food industry, Ridgeland resident Wendell Brewster decided “it was time to invest in myself” and opened a food truck in April of this year. Just a handful of months later, Brewster expanded his business, Jerk City Grille, by establishing a physical restaurant on Robinson Road in Jackson.

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Heirloom Tomato Fattoush Salad

With a month and change left in the summer, Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen and Aplos Simple Mediterannean has provided the Jackson Free Press with a summer salad recipe to share with its readership.

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Mississippi Brewery Road Map

The Magnolia State harbors more than a dozen locally owned breweries that supply Mississippians and travelers alike with a variety of stouts, sours and everything in-between.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Own ‘Fit to Eat’ Aires Nationally on Create TV

“Fit to Eat,” an original program created by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is now officially part of the Create® TV channel’s lineup, airing nationwide on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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2021 Metro Restaurant Debuts

Since January, the metro has welcomed new restaurants presenting foodstuffs from varying culinary backgrounds.

Dogmud Tavern: The Photo Tour

Dogmud Tavern, a Ridgeland-based gaming bar and restaurant connected to local game developer Certifiable Studios ...

'Elizabeth Brooks Brewning' Cocktail Recipe

Betsy Breunig, a bartender at The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs, shares a specialty cocktail she ...

LD's BeerRun

LD's BeerRun serves the Jackson area as both a store to pick up national and ...

Santé South Wine Festival

Santé South Wine Festival, which happens in conjunction with the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, was ...

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Beer Fridge #1: Devil's Harvest Extra Pale Ale

Todd reviews Devil's Harvest Pale Ale, a brew by Southern Prohibition and a staple in the JFP Beer Fridge.