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A Gulf of Options: Your Dining Guide to Coastal Mississippi

As a coastal destination, the abundance of seafood is seenin the likes of fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters provided in droves by the generous freshwater tributaries of the Mississippi River and the salty waters of the generous Gulf of Mexico. The seafood industry plays an integral role in our regional cuisine, with over 200 species of fish and nationally recognized oyster and domestic shrimp industries. But the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi also boasts layers of flavor and influence distilled from the international communities who call its 62 miles of coastline home. Plus, our restaurant scene is a culinary roulette wheel, from fine dining to casual eateries, providing an intriguing pilgrimage for your palate. Discover the diverse restaurant scene that every visitor needs to experience…

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Top Cool Down Treats in Coastal Mississippi

With a year-round temperate climate and long summers, we relish our time outdoors in Coastal Mississippi. Though, all of the time spent outdoors beckons the need to cool down. And what better way to get cool than with cold, sweet treats? We've made a list of the Top Cool Down Treats here on The Secret Coast. From custards to cones and shakes to sundaes, get ready to visit them all because summer just began! Tropical Treats New Orleans Style Sno-Balls Tropical Treats is located in the Long Beach Harbor and serves ice-cold sweet treats that…

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Celebrate National Shrimp Day in Coastal Mississippi

National Shrimp Day is May 10, and what better way to celebrate this bountiful delicacy than with a visit to what was once known as the seafood capital of the world ! Coastal Mississippi’s history, culture, and communities truly revolve around the Gulf of Mexico and its maritime and seafood industry. The Gulf Coast region produces 69% of the nation’s domestic shrimp, and 90% of species in the Gulf of Mexico nest in the Mississippi Sound. Where once stood rows of seafood processing plants and boat building facilities surrounded by endless mountains of oyster shells, you will now see attractions, excursions, and restaurants offering an opportunity to discover and devour The Secret Coast’s deep-rooted history with seafood…

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Spring's Top Events in Coastal Mississippi

In Coastal Mississippi, festival season doesn't end with the purple, green, and gold trappings ofMardi Gras. We keep the good times rollin' along our 62 miles of scenic coastline throughout the dawning of spring. Our unique annual events range from art festivals to nationally-renowned competitive fishing tournaments to celebrations of classic cars. So, put a spring in your step and plan a trip to Coastal Mississippi today…

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Thanksgiving Delights in Coastal Mississippi

Not in the mood to cook for Thanksgiving this year? Coastal Mississippi offers several dining options that will remain open. Here are just a handful of restaurants that will be eager to feed you Thanksgiving dinner. BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO BetMGM Book Bar & Grill BetMGM Book Bar & Grill has fans covered for all of the games, including Thanksgiving Day. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. BetMGM offers a Touchdown Feast for $26 that includes smoked turkey, home-style cornbread dressing, collard greens, roasted garlic potatoes, sweet potato casserole…

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Gumbo Your Way (Featuring Coastal Mississippi Chefs)

In Coastal Mississippi, the winter months offer just as much sunshine as any other time of year, but that’s no reason not to indulge in one of our all-time favorite winter warmers: gumbo. This signature stew is inspired by French and African American cuisines, with rich and hearty flavors that warm both the heart and soul. The main components of gumbo include stock, roux, and the Creole “holy trinity” – onions, bell peppers, and celery. However, after that, the ingredients vary depending on who is making it. There is no right or wrong way to make it, but there are unlimited possibilities to an amazing pot of gumbo. We reached out to our local chefs to share their own unique take on this popular dish. Try each of their recipes below, and find out which one is your favorite…

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Brunch in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is widely known for its incredible seafood, fresh from the Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico. Although lunch and dinner are opportune times to devour samplings from our generous Gulf, we think brunch is another perfect way to enjoy our region's bounties. For inspiration on where to indulge in a decadent (or more health-conscious) brunch, we’ve curated a list of delectable staples. And in addition to delicious brunch samplings, these restaurants provide outdoor seating, so you can have your food and fresh air too. Happy safe brunching…

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Ultimate Family Guide to Coastal Mississippi

When planning a family vacation, there are various factors to consider in choosing your perfect destination: budget, potential time off from work,experiences suited to the entire family, and perhaps most of all, a destination with room to roam. You're in luck! Because Coastal Mississippi has endless opportunities to make incredible memories for the entire family…

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