Mississippi’s extraordinary legacy of culinary excellence is well documented both in this magazine issue and in the experiences of many Mississippians and travelers who stop in and dine here.
Turn any meal into a picnic by keeping a basket at the ready and in the car at all times. Make the food or grab something to-go, and enjoy it at a park with friends and family. After the picnic’s over, take it home, clean it up and plop it back in the trunk for next time!
While rediscovering Mississippi ourselves, we learned a lot of these towns have small historical museums and attractions, and we sprinkled in a few coffee and book shops for fun, too. We also reached out to neighboring cities — Jackson, Birmingham and Memphis — to highlight day trip options there, too.