As the sun rises tomorrow morning, we usher in a season known for its warmth and long, lazy days. Summer is a wonderful time to treat yourself to the best Mississippi has to offer: delectable meals freshly charred from the grill, picturesque beaches along the Gulf Coast, and live music with roots in our great state. Here are a few ideas to help jump start your best summer yet.
Summer weekends are a perfect excuse to fire up the grill and share delicious fare with your friends and family. We recommend visiting The Everyday Gourmet in Jackson, MS (www.theeverydaygourmet.com), to purchase some amazing Mississippi-made products, great for seasoning and serving your barbecue. We cannot wait to try the Daddy's BBQ Sweet Love Chicken Rub and the Shapley's Gourmet Seasoning.
Need a little help whipping up an impressive feast? Head to Greenwood and take a class at the Viking Cooking School! A list of upcoming courses is listed here on their website!
If you have a craving for a refreshing toddy, shake up a drink with one of the four original Cathead Vodka flavors. For inspiration, check out their list of Cathead cocktail recipes here.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast boasts an impressive 62 miles of shoreline, including 26 miles of gorgeous beaches, just begging you to visit! The Gulf Coast is known for its white sand and calm waters. While you are there, shop and eat your way through the many charming cities and towns in southern Mississippi. For more information, visit gulfcoast.org.
If you prefer a pool, we highly recommend the pristine pool at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi. Overlooking the Mississippi Sound, it is a calming oasis and perfect spot for a cool dip on a hot summer day.
Mississippi is known as a birthplace of the blues, and its soulful music still lives on today. As the great John Lennon once said, "I wish I could play the guitar like B.B. King." In 2008, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center was opened to honor Mr. King himself, often called "The King of Blues." Settled on Highway 82 between Greenwood and Greenville, the museum is a must-see. For more information, please visit www.bbkingmuseum.org