Jackson, Mississippi, prides itself on the diversity of its population, something that is reflected in the city’s deliciously varied restaurant scene. From down home soul food to fine dining, Jackson offers excellent opportunities to discover a bite of Southern culture presented in vibrant restaurants springing up in some of the city’s burgeoning neighborhoods. Southern comfort is maintained in the cuisine but elevated to a new delicious level. Stop by Walker’s Drive In, Hal & Mal’s, and Brent’s Drugs. Some more places to eat would be Char for some sizzling steaks, CS’s for a big burger, and Pig & Pint for some anything-but-bland barbecue. This city is known for being the birthplace of American blues music and being the home to many well known musicians, but their food scene is becoming a new staple for their tourists.

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Chef Hunter Evans sits on the steps outside of his restaurant Elvie's to talk about his collection of Southern seeds
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Join Jackson Chefs at JXN Food and Wine

Get ready to indulge in culinary delights as 12 of Jackson, Mississippi’s finest chefs showcase their skills at the first-ever JXN Food & Wine Festival on March 2, 2024. Hosted by The Local Palate in collaboration with the City[...]

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Standout Southern Chefs Coming to JXN Food & Wine

The Local Palate, in partnership with the City With Soul and Visit Mississippi and sponsoring partners, will welcome the inaugural JXN Food & Wine Festival to downtown Jackson on March 2, 2024. The event will be held at the[...]

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Cat Cora and Nick Wallace to Headline JXN Food & Wine

JXN Food and Wine Festival 2024 represents the city’s diverse chef talent and the region’s top culinary and beverage artists.

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