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A Gulf of Options: The Definitive 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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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline! 1. Explore INFINITY Science Center. 2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. 3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore. 4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign. 5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi…

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Your Coastwide Coffee Guide

Coastal Mississippi prides itself on its rich culinary options, and that includes its robust collection of coffee houses that dot the shoreline. Each coastal city adds its own flare of roasts to the mix. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular spots on The Secret Coast to relax and rejuvenate with a hot (or cold) cup of joe…

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The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, there's no better time than now to give you what you want: a comprehensive guide to everyone's favorite celebration. Parades There's a reason an estimated 450,000 people come to the Mississippi Gulf Coast each year for Mardi Gras, and it starts with the parades! With over 20 parades, "Carnival on the Coast" is bigger than it's ever been, and it only gets better with each passing year. If you've never been to a Mardi Gras parade before, then you're in for a treat and need to check out this year's…

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A Foodies Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Using some of the world’s freshest seafood and a variety of culinary influences, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious. For all you foodies out there, we’ve broken down some of the best eateries along the Coast into a three-day itinerary. Get your grub on in Bay St. Louis, eat your way through Harrison County, and then taste all the deliciousness that Ocean Springs and Pascagoula have to offer! Bon Appétit! Day 1 Start your morning off with a latte, fresh omelet, and homemade biscuit from Mockingbird…

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RECIPE: Greenhouse on Porter Sweet Potato Biscuits

Photo: Julian Brunt This actual greenhouse on Porter Avenue is always filled with locals, art and a whole lot of coffee. As a venue with art shows, figure drawing classes, movie screenings, lectures, exercise classes, local cheese, wine and beer tastings and potluck parties with performances by local and visiting talent, The Greenhouse on Porter has something for everyone. What this Ocean Springs gem is most known for is undoubtedly their delicious, daily-made biscuits. We’ve talked with owners Kait & Jessie, and they gave us the scoop on how…

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More Than a Greenhouse

Photos: Julian Brunt My first experience at Greenhouse on Porter included a concert on the lawn, tasting “mystery beers” (craft brews that lost their labels along the way), and meeting new people from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond.  …

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