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Inspection report 8/21/15: A good clean week

It’s almost a completely clean inspection report this week. If it hadn’t been for the Pontotoc County Jail getting a “B,” everybody would have gotten an “A” But at least no “C’s” to report on. Once again, schools were a big focus of inspectors. They all got “A’s” As a reminder, the state Department of […]

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Lambert’s, ‘Home of Throwed Rolls,’ sued for … throwing rolls

Many of us who have visited the Gulf Coast – particularly Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – over the years have made Lambert’s Cafe in Foley a must-stop. The “Home of Throwed Rolls” in Foley is a branch of the Sikeston, Missouri-based restaurant chain , which features servers who lob dinner rolls across the dining room to […]

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Food inspections 8/14/15: Schools pass; one restaurant gets ‘C’

Inspectors have been busy the past week checking on school cafeterias, and we’re happy to report that all of them this week got “A” grades.  There were  handful of restaurants getting a “B.” Among them was Vowells of Starkville, which got the “B” on a follow-up inspection after it got hit with a “C” two […]

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On the menu 8/7/15: Almost perfect report card this week

Last week, our all-A report card was spoiled by one C. This week, there are no C’s, but there are two B’s to go along with all those A’s. And for the record, all the school cafeterias tested during the past week passed. But only a handful across the region have been checked, so there […]

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Neon Pig now a finalist for ‘Best Burger in America’

It’s Tupelo vs San Francisco. The Neon Pig’s Smash Burger is now a finalist for the “Best Burger in America!”  By the closest margin yet in the Thrillist.com contest,  Neon Pig won with 54.43 percent of the vote against Santa Fe Bite’s Green Chile Burger in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now it’s against Causwells of […]

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Neon Pig co-owners Trish McCluney and Seth Copeland hold one of the restaurant's famous Smash Burgers.

ICYMI: Neon Pig Cafe competing for best burger in America

If you haven’t read today’s Daily Journal or read the story online, here’s a story about Tupelo’s Neon Pig Cafe and its famous Smash Burger. The Smash Burger is vying for the title of “Best Burger in America,” as voted on by fans on Thrillist.com. Here’s an excerpt from the story: When chefs and co-owners of […]

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HoneyBaked Ham to reopen in new location Wednesday

HoneyBaked Ham of Tupelo closed Friday afternoon at its old location in Midtown Pointe to move to its new location at 405 S. Gloster Street.  They’re now in the former Back Yard Burger location, which faces South Gloster, adjacent to BancorpSouth and Sonic.. HoneyBaked Ham of Tupelo owner Chauncey Godwin added 800 square feet to […]

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