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It is time to get a taste of Mississippi.
And four favorite local food places have been placed on the â€śCulinary Trailâ€ť in celebration of the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Divisionâ€™s Culinary Month.
MDAâ€™s Tourism Division kicks off 2011 with a month-long celebration of food, restaurants, chefs, recipes, specialty items and plenty of flavorÂ along a newly-designed Culinary Trail.
The four local favorites span a wide range of culinary experiences, including the Mississippi State University Cardwell Cheese Shop, The Little Dooey, Restaurant Tyler and Obyâ€™s.
â€śMississippi is known for great down-home cooking as well as distinctive upscale cuisine,â€ť said Mary Beth Wilkerson, director of MDAâ€™s Tourism Division. â€śBy designating January as Culinary Month, the entire state is joining efforts to highlight the stateâ€™s unique eateries, specialty foods and dining experiences.â€ť
According to MDA, the Mississippi Culinary Trail in March 2010. It features an online, interactive map with background information, stories and details about eateries, restaurants and other food-related sites in every region of the state. MDA officials said the Culinary Trail highlights those singular local attractions travelers want to find, but often donâ€™t know where to search for them.
For more information about things to do and see in Mississippi, go to http://www.VisitMississippi.org or dial 1-866.-SEE -MISS. To view the details of the Culinary Trail and its interactive map, go to http://www.VisitMississippi.org/shopping_dining/culinary_trail.asp.