Shawn went to Paris over the holidays. Kelly to Puerto Rico. We both report back!
The best thing I ate this month: Sweet Potato Sundae from The Lucky Rooster in Hilton Head, SC!
Most people think New Orleans when they think king cakes, but Paul's Pastry Shop in Picayune is known as the home of the original fruit and cream cheese filled king cakes. Why did they decide to fill king cakes? “We didn’t really know much about king cakes because we we’re from California,” said Sherri Thigpen, the current owner.
It's the 100th birthday of the Girl Scout Cookie - and I bought the new s'mores flavor to help celebrate!
Ann Patchett - author and bookstore owner - offered a guide for bookstore lovers in the New York Times in December. And TurnRow Books in Greenwood and Square Books in Oxford both made the list. (I gave her a few suggestions from New Orleans to try!)
The New York Mississippi Society posted the following message on their website: “The 36 years of the Mississippi Picnics has been wonderful and a positive thing for all those involved but with the competition of funding sources and the rising costs and complexity of putting this event together, The New York Society regrets to announce that there are no plans for any future picnics.”
Dak Prescott will be the special guest and featured speaker at The Clarion-Ledger Sports Awards. The awards are set for May 25 at the Jackson Convention Complex, honoring the best in Mississippi high school sports. Tickets will go on sale in April. Athletes will be contacted this month via their school’s athletic director and/or coach with more information on how to attend.
And, last but not least, we answer the 26 Questions People From The South Need To Answer that Jon-Michael Poff asks in BuzzFeed.