Casey Trapani’s Famous Cheese Straws: seriously delicious

If you’ve ever tasted Casey Trapani’s cheese straws, you know they’re seriously delicious. A couple of things make the addictive cheese straws special: Casey uses her great aunt’s old New Orleans-style recipe – sharp cheddar, butter, flour, salt and cayenne “with more cheese than flour,” and she uses a special old-fashioned cookie press that makes…

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DMR opens 2 oyster areas

  Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says that two areas will reopen to the harvest of oysters at legal sunrise Monday, May 9. These conditionally approved areas are: Area II “E” – This area includes Square Handkerchief Reef and southern portions of Henderson Point Reef. Area II “F” – This area includes southern portions of the…

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Update: 1 water contact advisory lifted

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced this morning the water contact advisory at Buccaneer State Park has been lifted. Four other stations are still under the advisories issued April 2. The advisory has been lifted for: ►Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach — from 100 yards west of sign eastward to 100 yards east…

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Water contact advisories still in effect

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality lifted the water contact advisory for the Gulfport Harbor Beach this morning but five other stations are still under advisories issued April 2. ►Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach — from 100 yards west of sign eastward to 100 yards east of sign. ►Station 3 – Waveland Beach…

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Oyster reefs reopen

  The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reopened two oyster areas  at legal sunrise today (Thursday, March 3) and it was a welcome sight. The reefs have been closed since 4 p.m. Dec. 11 because of the red tide, the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and excessive rainfall. “After months of being closed, I am…

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New eats: Da Little Kitchen

Da Little Kitchen is now open at 400 Clarence Ave. in Pass Christian. The menu includes burgers, roast beef po-boy, shrimp po-boy, Philly cheese steak,  shrimp basket, taco salad, fried green tomatoes, steaks and more. Cherry Nurse is the owner.  

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Dredge, tong, shuck, eat: More oyster reefs open today

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reopened several areas for the harvest of oysters at sunrise today. The areas are the northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets Reef, the Waveland and St. Stanislaus reefs and the public reefs in St. Louis Bay, between the U.S. 90 Bridge and the…

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New eats: Chinese & cafe fare

Let’s start off the week with a couple of new restaurants. China One at 353 Courthouse Road in Gulfport is open, serving egg roll, egg drop soup, wonton soup, fried rice, vegetable lo mein, General Tso chicken, hot & spicy shrimp, roast pork egg foo young, coconut shrimp, Mongolian chicken, curry chicken, bourbon chicken, and…

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Ready for some ersters?

The Department of Marine Resources opens two areas for the harvest of oysters at sunrise today (Nov. 11). The areas are Henderson Point reef and the southern portions of the Pass Christian reef. The dredging season is scheduled to close at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. The commercial daily limit for tonging is seven sacks, and…

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New eats: fried chicken, duck bites, oil & vinegar

If you were expecting a report from last night’s City Council meeting, here instead is something more appetizing: four new establishments now open with the state Health Department’s approval. I’ll get to the meeting after I sort out the dismal proceedings. Orleans Chicken at 15800 Lemoyne Blvd. in Biloxi offers a concise menu of fried…

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