When Chad Houston was a boy and he’d stay with his grandmother in Amory, they’d often go window shopping – at midnight.
In a typical Mississippi small town, in downtown Water Valley, there stands a building that’s two stories high. Nobody’s quite sure how old it is, but they know it dates back at least 130 years. Across its lifetime, the structure has served different purposes. It once housed the town’s utility company. It’s been a drugstore and, as local lore goes, it may have even been a mortuary during the Civil War.
After a hard year for everyone, but especially those in the restaurant industry, we wanted to check in with some regional food figures. From baking to cooking to bartending, check out these kitchen professionals, learn their insider tips and tricks, and check out their restaurants.