Road trip: Manchac & Middendorf’s

Long story short: When I was a kid, we thought of catfish as crab bait. It took a while for catfish to evolve in my mind into something good to eat. And it doesn’t get any better than the famous fried thin catfish at Middendorf’s. A catfish craving and a sunny day led to a road…

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World championship meat pie eating contest coming to Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper Casino Hotel will host the inaugural Silver Slipper World Meat Pie Eating Championship on Saturday, March 5. The beachside event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.  The official contest, hosted and sanctioned by Major League Eating, is set for 2 p.m. GM John…

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Today’s P&Z applications: B&B, new residence & addition to a deck

AGENDA PLANNING & ZONING MEETING JANUARY 26, 2016 5:30 P.M. APPLICATIONS: KEVIN JORDAN– application for Special Exception to the Zoning Ordinance. The owner is asking for a special exception to the zoning ordinance to allow the residence that is located on the property to be used as a bed and breakfast establishment. The residence consists…

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Hungry for chili?

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Say what? The week in words.

Goodness, it was a rough week for the spoken and written word. From retro-sounding crime reporting to raw (unedited) headlines to Sarah Palin speaking in, what? Alaskan? Here are a few standouts. Sarah was more mystifying than usual in her stump speeches. Pity the poor transcribers. “Well, and then, funny, ha ha, not funny, but now,…

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About last night’s meeting….

It was a bit like auditing a night class. But there was plenty of information dispensed to the Bay St. Louis council and city personnel by state auditors, all designed to help keep standard operating procedures running smoothly and legally. Invoice-keeping, dockets and such. At least in the first hour or so. First bit of…

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Bay Council to hold ‘educational session’ tonight

President Boudin sent out this email notice yesterday: “Tomorrow (Jan. 21) we will be having a educational session put on for the city by the state auditors office. I have decided to reserve the front two rows for required personnel and the remainder of the seats for citizens and or the press up to capacity.…

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Pizza & subs, yes. Council, not this time.

No report from last night’s BSL City Council meeting. Next time. But here are a couple of new places to eat nearby. Enjoy! Marcos Pizza at 3921 Bienville Blvd. in Ocean Springs serves pizza, subs, pasta, salad and wings. Bhavesh Panagar is the owner. Half-Baked Subs at 206 Jeff Davis Ave. in Long Beach serves…

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Dancing in the aisles … at Froogel’s

They’re dancing in the aisles at Froogel’s and we have store manager Sheryl Spiers to thank for that. Sheryl is the one who switched the grocery store’s piped-in channel from plain old “elevator music” to the contagious ‘70s soundtrack that generates compliments like these recently posted on Facebook: I have literally seen people dancing in…

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Bay Council agenda: bid opening, claims docket, parades

AGENDA BAY ST. LOUIS CITY COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 19, 2016 5:30 P.M. Bid opening for General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers at the Bay St. Louis Conference Center at 598 Main Street Guests Heather  Ladner and Steve Pittman, Butler Snow – Sealed proposals Kyle Lewis – Speeding…

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