• Half Shell

    It was the first day of fall in southern Mississippi and still in the balmy 90s. After our usual group texting to make sure everyone was available, the Food with Friends had once again assembled to do our favorite thing – enjoy each other’s company over delicious food.

    For this month’s magical episode, we had to take our dear sweet Allison Neville across highway 59 out to West Hattiesburg, but we assured her it was worth it as we were travelling to Half Shell Oyster House.

  • Chesterfield's: A Hattiesburg Tradition

    Photos by Rob Walker (Walker Photo Works)

    When it comes to Hattiesburg traditions, none compare to those of eating delicious food at local restaurants. In the late ’90s, my brother was attending The University of Southern Mississippi and my mother would bring me with her to visit him on occasion. We always had dinner at Chesterfield's, when it was located by the college.

    Food With Friends’ latest excursion was to take on a true Hattiesburg staple in Chesterfield's at its relatively new location on Highway 98. And my goodness, they really rolled out the red carpet for us.

  • Friends Reunite: Fairley's Wings and More

    Reunited… and it feels sooooo good
    After a multi-month hiatus, the Food with Friends crew has finally teamed up once again to do what we do best – eat and chat. This month’s adventure brings us to Fairley’s Wings and More in Downtown Hattiesburg. We were excited to get the gang back together and enjoy a spread from the local wing joint. Jamie even showed up in his “I Am Fairley’s Wings” T-shirt that he got at the ribbon cutting when the business first opened its doors.

  • Picnic-Perfect Wines

    "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshineare hard to beat.”   -Laura Ingalls Wilder

    After a long winter, we're looking forward to the coming warmer months. As Hattiesburgers, we're blessed with an abundance of opportunities to enjoy our delightful spring weather. Whether it's Live @ Five, tailgating or an evening in your own backyard, here are a few of our favorites to enjoy alfresco. 

  • Game Changer

    Photos by Mark Steele

    Roberts family goes all in to make new midtown Corner Market location an experience for local grocery shoppers.

    When the late H. David “Doc” Roberts opened his family’s first grocery store 50 years ago, it’s hard to believe he could have imagined the company’s 50,000 square foot flagship Corner Market store that recently opened in midtown Hattiesburg.

  • Jazz Brunch at the Purple Parrot Cafe

    I had never been to Purple Parrot in any capacity, and I’ve been missing out. Chef Jeremy Noffke and General Manager Dusty Frierson have created a brunch experience that is special and has a uniquely Mississippi feel. To complement the high-quality food they had for us, we were also treated to the soft Jazz stylings of a couple of local musicians. The entire restaurant felt warm and inviting as we set out on our latest culinary adventure.

  • Holiday Pairings

    What better way to indulge than with a good bottle of wine and a delectable piece of cheese. Kick off your shoes, cozy up and unwind. Or if a night out is in the works, bring any of these to a dinner party and impress friends with your cheese and wine savvy.

    Brian and Sarah Carver, owners of Twin Forks Wine & Provisons, provided promotional consideration for this month’s Wine Review.

     

    Our Recommendations:

    Wine:
    Barco de Piedra | $18.99

  • Pop the top: Wines for Tailgating

    In the spirit of Southern Miss football and tailgating season, I decided to spotlight some interesting alternatives to bottled wine for taking to your next tailgate party, camping trip or pool party.  We all know October in the South can be super hot and humid and having a cold, canned wine can be pretty refreshing.  During the last couple of years, canned wines have really come on strong in the market, as well as canned cocktails.

  • Craft Cocktail: The Rock

    What has a sweet Eagle base with equal parts black and gold and a splash of bitter? Not the Nasty Bunch – it’s Jack Wolfe’s latest Southern Miss-themed concoction. Eagle Rare Bourbon (every bottle of which is aged no less than a decade) meets its match with the housemade Black Bean vanilla and Golden Twist (we hear the twist is citrus) honey syrups. Finished with a few dashes of bitters and basil for aromatics (and an ice cube as big as its namesake), this cocktail is the perfect addition to your game-day roster.  

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  • Food with Friends: Live @ Five

    A Hattiesburg institution started by Sarah Newton in 2008, Live at Five is what happens when you bring all the best parts of Hattiesburg together: live music, local food and downtown. Much like Hattiesburg, Live at Five is ever expanding, now here for a whopping six weeks this fall.

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