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Brews & Bites

Brews & Bites The annual Miss-i-sippin’ craft beer festival offers family fun for a good cause while celebrating the state’s growing craft beer culture. BY AMELIA CAMURATI 3 Spring has almost sprung, and a community picnic filled with craft beer, great food and fun games is the perfect way to kick it off. Presented by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the ninth annual Miss-i-sippin’ craft beer festival returns March 24 and 25 to educate beer lovers and novices alike while enjoying tasty samples from around the state. Last year, a few changes were made to the festival schedule, including the...

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TriBecca Allie is one of Mississippi’s hidden culinary gems

By Jenna Mason Contributor It started with an oven. When Rebecca and Damian Van Oostendorp moved to Mississippi from New York, their search for satisfying pizza came up short again and again. A little research helped them make pizza at home that far surpassed what they could find elsewhere. But the more they learned and tested and tasted, the more they felt convinced: To create the pizza they truly craved, they would need a wood fired oven. So Damian—everyone calls him Dutch—built one in their backyard. Once you’ve talked with Dutch awhile, his building a personal pizza oven seems...

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